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DACA Advocates File Contempt Motion Against DHS

August 19, 2020 (1 min read)

Casa De Maryland v. DHS

"Process matters. See, e.g., Regents, 140 S. Ct. at 1909 (“the Government should turn
square corners in dealing with the people”) (citation omitted). The rule of law also matters. As
does respect for the judiciary. See, e.g., Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137, 177 (1803) (“It is
emphatically the province and duty of the Judicial Department to say what the law is.”).
Defendants’ statements in response to Regents demonstrated their intent to defy the clear mandate
of the Supreme Court, and their subsequent conduct further underscores their contempt of the
Court’s ruling in Regents, as well as the mandate of the Fourth Circuit and this Court’s July 17
Order. For these reasons, and as further demonstrated below, Plaintiffs respectfully submit that
the Court should order Defendants to show cause why they should not be held in contempt for
their violation of the July 17 Order, and it should compel compliance with the Fourth Circuit
mandate. The mandate and order require Defendants to restore the DACA program in full to its
pre-rescission operation until such time as Defendants complete their DACA reconsideration