Trump Pressures the Supreme Court to Rule on DACA

Trump Pressures the Supreme Court to Rule on DACA. President Trump’s request for DACA comes on the eve of mid-term legislative elections on Tuesday in the United States

Trump Pressures the Supreme Court
More than 800,000 young immigrants who came to the US as children benefited from the DACA program.

The Donald Trump government on Monday called on the Supreme Court to accelerate the decision that has pending on DACA, the program with which the Democrat Barack Obama protected from deportation to tens of thousands of undocumented youth living in the United States since childhood.

The petition came on the eve of midterm congressional elections on Tuesday in the United States, where Democrats have options to regain at least control of the House of Representatives.

Trump has agitated the fear of immigration in this campaign and has placed the issue at the center of the debate with the caravans of migrants who advance through Mexico to the United States to request asylum.

The Trump administration canceled DACA in September 2017, but three federal judges later stopped that cancellation while the complaints against the government action that were filed in lower courts were settled.

A panel of three judges from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals already heard the arguments in this case in May, but for the time being it has not made any decisions.

The Trump administration now wants the Supreme Court to take it without waiting for that lower instance. Right now, conservative judges in the Supreme Court are more than progressives.

The Supreme Court, based in Washington, rejected in February unanimously its members to review the case of DACA with a quick procedure, as the Trump administration had already requested.

When the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, considered progressive, heard arguments in May on the issue, the Government said that if it had not made a decision by October 31, it would go to the Supreme Court.

DACA was approved by Obama in 2012. It has given temporary residence and works permits to nearly 800,000 undocumented youths known as “dreamers” (dreamers), who are 80 percent Mexican.

Trump’s government canceled it under the argument that Obama overreached his presidential powers by assuming an issue that corresponds to Congress. But the blockade of a federal judge in San Francisco and another in New York kept the program alive while the lawsuits against the administration are being decided.

One of them was presented a year ago by several institutions and federal states, including California.

Trump even offered to legalize the situation of 1.8 million young people – more than double of those who have become enrolled in DACA – and even open the door to obtain US citizenship 10 or 12 years later in exchange for 25,000 million dollars for the wall on the border with Mexico and to increase the deportations of the rest of the undocumented.

The Democrats refused, but the issue also caused discomfort in the Republican ranks, where there are representatives who are in favor of immigration reform that allows young people to continue in a country where they have grown up and consider theirs.

 

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