For nearly 18 years, Congress has been studying plans to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants known as “dreamers” from the risks of being deported to their home countries, but it has yet to complete such legislation. On Friday, the Supreme Court stepped in to settle their legal fate, at least for the next few years.
The Trump Administration is now urging the Supreme Court to act swiftly, to decide in the next few weeks on the next step in the dispute over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (or DACA) program.
Over the dissents of four Justices, the Supreme Court refused on Friday to allow the Trump Administration to put back into effect its new restrictions on asylum for foreign nationals entering the U.S. illegally across the Mexico border. The plea needed five votes to support the resumption of the policy but fell one short.
The Trump Administration rushed to the Supreme Court Tuesday, asking permission to put back into place new restrictions on granting asylum to thousands of people who enter the United States' southern border without permission.
A federal judge has temporarily halted a Trump administration policy to bar asylum seekers entry into the United States unless they appear at certain physical entry points on the southern border.
Quoting the Supreme Court’s landmark Marbury v. Madison decision, a three-judge Ninth Circuit has upheld a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration’s efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (or DACA) program.
The Trump Administration has asked the Supreme Court to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (or DACA) program and to do so in the Court’s current term.
In recent days, President Donald Trump has threatened to deploy National Guard members to block a mass-immigration situation at the Mexican border. However, an 1878 law may effectively limit the Guard’s ability to directly act there.
Finding that Texas and other states waited too long to challenge a program to spare hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants from deportation, a Texas federal judge on Friday added a new layer of judicial protection for the policy that has been in effect for more than six years but has been under challenge by the Trump Administration for almost a year.
A federal judge in Texas has given the Trump Administration a chance to apply its victory last week in the Supreme Court against foreigners’ entry into the U.S. as a new reason to end the DACA program.