- By denying the Department of Justice’s request to hear the University of California case, the Supreme Court has rightly allowed the brave DACA recipients and many others who brought legal challenges to the termination of DACA to have their day in court.
- The Trump administration has the right to appeal the lower court rulings, but they tried to game the system by leapfrogging over the circuits. The Supreme Court reminded them that all of us -- even if we sit in the white house -- need to play by the same rules.
What comes next:
- The cases will go back the lower courts. While these cases make their way through the courts, the injunctions secured in the California and New York cases will remain in place.
What this means:
- This means that immigrant youth who previously had DACA can continue, for now, to apply for renewals.
- Even as DACA renewals continue, without congressional action, the rate of DACA recipients losing protections daily will increase dramatically after March 5.
- There is immense urgency for Congress to do the right thing on the Dream Act, and nothing about today’s announcement diminished that. While the injunction helps ensure that immigrant youth can continue to reapply for DACA, immigrant youth need the certainty that can only come from legislation.
- The Trump administration created this crisis when they terminated DACA on September 5, and they perpetuated it by rejecting multiple bipartisan deals that would have provided a permanent solution for undocumented youth. The Trump administration, along with Republican leadership in Congress, has thwarted every attempt at a solution -- they will be to blame if they fail here.
- At the end of the day, an injunction is a temporary fix, and we need a permanent solution. If Trump is serious about his love for “Dreamers,” he will stop standing in the way of their futures and get behind a solution.