Supreme Court Rejects Trump Request on Dreamers

Justices won't intervene quickly, suggesting program may continue after deadline
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 26, 2018 9:06 AM CST
Supreme Court Rejects Trump Request on Dreamers
The Supreme Court in Washington.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Some good news for "Dreamers," though it could prove temporary: The Supreme Court has rejected the Trump administration's highly unusual bid to get the justices to intervene in the controversy over protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants. The justices on Monday refused to take up the administration's appeal of a lower court order that requires the administration to continue accepting renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. What made the appeal unusual is that the administration sought to bypass the federal appeals court in San Francisco and go directly to the Supreme Court, per the AP.

Trump announced last year that he wanted the DACA program to expire on March 5 unless Congress came up with some kind of alternative, notes the Washington Post. Congress has not done so, but lower courts have essentially blocked Trump's order from taking effect. However, no appeals court has yet weighed in on the issue, and the White House wanted the Supreme Court to skip that step. The justices' decision means the matter probably won't reach the Supreme Court until the next term. (More DACA stories.)

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