President Trump just announced that he will begin the process of canceling DACA once again, now that the Supreme Court has ruled that his initial bid to end the program was inadequate.
In the bombshell supreme court ruling that the Trump administration acted inappropriately in seeking to cancel protections for children of illegal immigrants in 2017, Chief Justice John Roberts made it clear that Trump could try again.
Instead of ruling on the constitutional legitimacy of ending DACA, Roberts essentially erased all the progress that the Trump administration had made in repealing the supposedly temporary Obama-era program, but cleared a pathway for another attempt to cancel it.
Trump said on Friday that “nothing was lost or won” in the ruling and that the court “‘punted’, much like in a football game … We will be submitting enhanced papers shortly in order to properly fulfill the Supreme Court’s ruling & request of yesterday,” Trump continued.
“I have wanted to take care of DACA recipients better than the Do Nothing Democrats, but for two years they refused to negotiate – They have abandoned DACA. Based on the decision the Dems can’t make DACA citizens,” He said. “They gained nothing!”
There are nearly 800,000 so-called “dreamers” that have received protection from the Obama administration program in the last 10 years, and Trump has expressed willingness to make a deal that would provide amnesty for those already residing in the US while still shutting down the program, but to no avail. Democrats and immigration lobbyists are not willing to give up DACA.
After the Supreme Court ruling, there was some speculation that Trump would not renew the bid to end DACA due to the already-tense election cycle, but Trump did not waste any time getting back to work.
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