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Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to end DACA

The Supreme Court Thursday ruled against President Trump’s move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program established by Barack Obama.

Chief Justice John Roberts, joined by his four liberal colleagues, wrote for the court that the administration failed to follow proper procedures in doing so.

“We do not decide whether DACA or its rescission are sound policies,“ Roberts wrote. “We address only whether the agency complied with the procedural requirement that it provide a reasoned explanation for its action. Here the agency failed to consider the conspicuous issues of whether to retain forbearance and what if anything to do about the hardship to DACA recipients.

“The dispute before the Court is not whether DHS may rescind DACA. All parties agree that it may. The dispute is instead primarily about the procedure the agency followed in doing so,” Roberts wrote.

Justice Clarence Thomas, in a dissent joined by Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch, wrote that DACA was illegal. Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote a separate opinion saying the administration had acted properly.

Obama created the program by executive fiat after Congress refused to pass it.

“In a 5-4 opinion written by the Chief, the Court demonstrates that it is willing to change its standard of review of executive action when the president is named Trump. This is nothing more than a double standard,” said Carrie Severino, president of the conservative Judicial Crisis Network.

That response suggests that Trump is going to be able to use the decision as an effective weapon during the campaign. He can use it to make the case both for the need to restrict immigration and the urgency of appointing conservatives to the Supreme Court.

“I cried tears of joy,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on the Senate floor.

11 thoughts on “Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to end DACA”

  1. Tears of joy? Schumer you’re a MORON!!
    President Trump needs to show cause how DACA and the agencies who are responsible for it have skimpy requirements.

  2. Roberts sure has turned out to be a big disappointment. Based on other rulings this week, it’s now obvious the High Court is ruling on feelings, emotions and public opinion, rather than the law.

  3. To be clear: SCOTUS ruled that PresTrump illegally ended an illegal act committed by PresObama that allowed illegal aliens to remain in our country?
    sigh.

  4. All of these decisions (and refusals to decide) at this time, show us that the Left have called in all their markers against those members of the court that they hold strings on. Did Roberts lay out exactly what he and his ilk think “following procedure” would be or what they think a “reasoned explanation” should entail?

  5. In 2016, President Trump won, in part, thanks to a vacancy on the high court. By saying, in effect, that a vote for him, was a vote for judicial restraint, while a vote for Cacklepants was a vote for judicial activism, Trump effectively put the Supreme Court on the ballot. It certainly didn’t hurt his campaign.

    Chief Justice Roberts, for his part, is an utter fool. In repeatedly punting, in a futile attempt to keep the Court out of politics, he has only politicized it even further.

    So now the Supreme Court is effectively back on the ballot in 2020. And Ginsburg and Breyer will be 88 and 82, respectively, by the election.

  6. Ginsburg and Breyer will be 88 and 82, respectively… What is keeping these fossils alive? Cripes, I’m 55 and I work so hard to pay a massive tax burden, I’ll be dead by 57.

  7. The Supreme Court has just set a precedent. Executive Orders can no longer be over turned. Legal or illegal EO’s will be permanent. The House and Senate are no longer needed.

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