This program has been left by federal judges for Congress….
The program IS in the Trump border wall government shutdown negotiations ….
The Supreme Court on Tuesday took no action on whether it will hear disputes over the Trump administration’s decision to wind down the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.
No action from the court may mean protections for some 700,000 young people brought to the country illegally as children may remain in place for several more months. Many viewed this as the last opportunity for the court to review the case this term given the court’s already full calendar. The justices typically don’t agree to hear cases over the summer.
Sam Erman, an associate professor USC Gould School of Law, said the longer the justices leave an issue hanging out there, the more likely they are to want to wait until the next term to weigh in. And he said there are good reasons to want to wait on DACA.
“If DACA is the subject of political negotiations, it might go away if there’s a deal,” he said. “That would allow them to avoid settling the separation of powers issue. The court has a strong preference for the branches working it out.”
President Trump over the weekend tried to use DACA as a bargaining chip in negotiations to end the partial government shutdown now in its 32nd day.
On Saturday, the president offered a three-year extension for the program in exchange for $5.7 billion to construct a wall along the southern border, but Democrats have refused the deal.
Multiple district courts found the administration’s 2017 decision to wind down the program to be either unlawful or likely unlawful and ordered for it to be maintained….