Published: Sat, January 20, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Supreme Court to hear Trump travel ban case

Supreme Court to hear Trump travel ban case

The Justice Department's filing followed Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement Tuesday that his department would appeal directly to the high court after a federal judge in San Francisco issued a nationwide injunction January 9 blocking Trump's order.

As the prospect of a long-term immigration deal for young people who were brought to the country illegally as children dwindles, the Justice Department is appealing a court ruling that blocked the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The appeal asks the court to put the case on a fast track and rule before the scheduled end of its term in late June.

The four SC judges have demanded that the Chief Justice of India should make a public announcement in the media about accepting the issues raised by them.

With time running out for the Supreme Court to take on new cases in the current term, the Trump Administration asked Thursday evening that one more case be taken up swiftly: the controversy over the planned shutdown of the "DACA" program that has spared almost 700,000 undocumented young immigrants from being deported. Without this Court's immediate intervention, the court's injunction will persist at least for months while an appeal is resolved and, if the court of appeals does not reverse the injunction, it could continue for more than a year given the Court's calendar.

Immigrant-rights group United We Dream, which advocates for some 690,000 illegal immigrant "Dreamers" protected by the DACA program, derided Mr. Sessions' move as racist.

"The unlawful action by the Trump Administration to terminate DACA impacts the lives and livelihood of hundreds of thousands of Dreamers, their colleagues, our universities, our businesses and our economy", Becerra said.

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With Democrats broadly supportive of the DACA program, Supreme Court review could give the administration more leverage in negotiations over immigration policy. "We look forward to vigorously defending that preliminary injunction before the appellate courts", she said.

The judge said a nationwide injunction was "appropriate" because "our country has a strong interest in the uniform application of immigration law and policy". The justices did not explain their brief order.

It would be highly unusual for the Court to go ahead and grant review without hearing from the challengers; that is the normal procedure.

On Thursday, with Justice Sikri, Justices Ramanna and Chandrachud were present giving credence to the belief that this issue involves a much wider set of judges of the Supreme Court.

He said a stay of Alsup's ruling would not be adequate, and that there was no reason to wait for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to review it. Both he and the attorney general have repeatedly called on Congress to come up with a solution to the status of DACA recipients.

The Supreme Court has been more willing to side with the government.

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