DoJ: Trump Administration to Appeal Court Order on DACA

No change in Supreme Court’s Constitution Bench despite press conference by senior judges

The Department of Justice filed to appeal a federal court order on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, on Tuesday.

"It defies both law and common sense for DACA ... to somehow be mandated nationwide by a single district court in San Francisco", said Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Because the Trump administration changed its stance on the SEC's judges in November, the Supreme Court will likely appoint an outside lawyer to defend the ruling from the lower court, according to the news service.

DACA protects about 800,000 immigrants who were brought to the children from deportation.

President Trump says that President Barack Obama exceeded his authority when he created the DACA program in 2012, and that Congress must pass legislation protecting dreamers if they are to be allowed to stay. In September previous year, President Donald Trump announced an end to the program starting in March 2018.

The White House decision to bypass the 9th Circuit isn't completely surprising, given Trump's frustration with the San Francisco-headquartered appeals court and its record of blocking his immigration policies.

The four judges - J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B. Lokur and Kurian Joseph were aggrieved over the roster system being followed by CJI Misra for selectively allocating cases to some of the junior judges, including the assignment of case seeking probe into the death of former CBI judge HB Loya under mysterious circumstances. After the Justice Department filed its brief in November, the SEC ordered a ratification of the appointment of its five judges and ordered them to review pending cases, Bloomberg writes. "The CJI made an effort to mingle with the judges and was seen talking to the three seniormost judges who had held the press conference led by Justice Chelameswar", a source said. "The problem affects every state and territory of the United States", he wrote.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Aadhaar challengers if the state can not ask its citizens to cite 12-digit unique identification numbers to ensure that the money being spent on welfare schemes reached to the real beneficiaries.

The American Civil Liberties Union called the direct appeal "the latest in a disturbing pattern of hostile actions directed at young immigrants across America". DACA's supporters in Congress continue to work on a legislative fix, though it is not clear a deal will be reached by Friday, the deadline for passing a new funding bill. Kirstjen said she "did not hear" President Donald Trump use a certain vulgarity to describe African countries, but she doesn't "dispute the president was using tough language". "They need to do it now".

That means that DACA holders for now can apply to renew their protections, which were due to begin expiring on March 5.



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