The United States Supreme Court officially declined to hear the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling that requires the federal government to keep former President Barack Obama’s DACA program; likely extending the unconstitutional immigration policy beyond its March 5th deadline.
By refusing to hear the case, the lower court’s ruling remains in effect; demanding the Department of Homeland Security keep issuing and receiving applications for those brought to the United States illegally as a child.
The Supreme Court issued a brief statement on their decision, saying “It is assumed the court of appeals will act expeditiously to decide the case.”
“Today’s Supreme Court action shows that rescinding DACA was not only legally questionable, but also unjust and cruel. The court’s action is welcome news, but only Congress can provide the permanent protection our Dreamers need and deserve,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
The ruling gives Congress more time to negotiate a bipartisan immigration bill that specifically handles the fate of DACA recipients while simultaneously providing funding for enhanced border security.
President Trump has stated he hopes to settle the fate of those ‘Dreamers’ currently in the US, but has routinely said there can be “no deal” on DACA without fully funding his border wall.
DACA DENIED: Federal Judge BLOCKS Trump’s ‘DREAMER’ Decision
The White House blasted a federal judge’s recent ruling that blocked President Trump’s decision to end DACA earlier this year, calling the move “outrageous,” particularly “in light” of the President’s widely-praised bipartisan round-table regarding the hot-button issue.
“We find this decision to be outrageous, especially in light of the President’s successful bipartisan meeting with House and Senate members at the White House on the same day,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
The President himself commented on the judge’s ruling on Wednesday, saying the court’s decision “shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is.”
“It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) always runs to the 9th Circuit and almost always wins before being reversed by higher courts,” Trump tweeted.
It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) always runs to the 9th Circuit and almost always wins before being reversed by higher courts.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2018
Earlier this week, a federal judge in San Francisco halted President Trump’s decision to phase out the unconstitutional immigration plan, saying the White House used a “flawed legal premise” to end the program; essentially reinstating the law until Congress permanently handles the issue.
h/t The Hill
BOOK OF NANCY: Pelosi Invokes THE POPE, ROSARY During EIGHT HOUR DACA Rant
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi turned towards a higher-power during her eight-hour long speech defending DACA Wednesday, saying she should have brought her “rosary blessed by the Pope” to help Democrats pass legislation in support of nearly one million ‘Dreamers.’
Pelosi was speaking on the floor of the House when she suddenly mentioned Pope Francis and Pope Benedict, suggesting that liberal legislators should spend the day in prayer over new DACA legislation.
“During the night when I was thinking and praying so hard about our ‘Dreamers,’ I thought maybe we should just pray all day on the floor of Congress. Maybe I should bring my rosary blessed by the Pope,” said Nancy.
“I always remember Pope Benedict when he came. He spoke so beautifully,” she added. “He quoted an Augustine who seventeen centuries ago said that any government that is not formed to promote justice is just a bunch of thieves.”
“His holiness goes on to say, ‘Sometimes it’s hard to define what justice is, but in doing so we must beware of the dazzling blindness of power and special interests,” Pelosi added.
Watch Nancy Pelosi’s comments below: