Trump administration files petition for U.S. Supreme Court to review 4th DACA case

The Trump administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to grant expedited review of four cases involving the 2017 decision to end an Obama-era program (DACA) that postponed deportation for children who entered the United States unlawfully. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Trump administration’s decision to end the DACA program on May 17, 2019. In response, the solicitor general asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the decision to end DACA is reviewable by courts and whether the decision to end the program is lawful.
 
Before this latest petition, filed May 24, 2019, the U.S. Supreme court had not acted on three similar pending cases. The court first considered whether to hear the cases during its January 11, 2019, conference but has not made a decision about whether to accept the cases since then. Four justices have to agree to hear a case for it to move forward in the process. The Trump administration is asking the court to combine the cases and consider them together during the fall 2019 term.
 



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