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Immigration Law

BREAKING: Supreme Court Won't Hear Trump's DACA Challenge Now

Lydia Wheeler and Rafael Bernal, The Hill, Feb. 26, 2018 - "The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the Trump administration's challenge to a lower court ruling temporarily blocking it from winding down the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  The decision delivers a blow to the Trump administration, which argues that DACA is unconstitutional. It also could ease some pressure on Congress to quickly come up with a legislative solution, however, since it means the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will continue to review the case.  The decision comes just a week before a March 5 deadline set by President Trump for Congress to enact legislation to replace the program established by former President Obama. It allows immigrants who entered the country illegally as children to work and go to school in the United States.  The court denied the government's request that it hear the case without prejudice.  "It is assumed that the court of appeals will proceed expeditiously to decide this case," the court said.  The Supreme Court could still agree to hear the case after it is heard by the lower appeals court.  The justices provided no further explanation for their decision. It takes four justices to agree to hear a case."