Not sure how they justified allowing the permanence of an Executive Order.

Of course, the leftist pieces of shit who glorify law-breaking by these vermin are probably thrilled because anything that goes against Trump is good no matter how bad it is for the country.

Congress, meanwhile, kneel in a circle doing reach-arounds on one another.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the Trump administration’s appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that requires the government to keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program going.

Under a lower court order that remains in effect, the Department of Homeland Security must continue to accept renewal applications from the roughly 700,000 young people who are currently enrolled in the program, known as DACA. The administration had intended to shut the program down by March 5, but that deadline is now largely meaningless.

In a brief order, the court said simply, “It is assumed the court of appeals will act expeditiously to decide this case.”

Monday’s denial also gives Congress more time to come up with a legislative solution, though repeated bipartisan efforts have failed so far.

The court’s denial was expected, because the justices rarely accept appeals asking them to bypass the lower courts.

The program allows children of illegal immigrants, known as Dreamers, to remain here if they were under 16 when their parents brought them to the U.S. and if they arrived by 2007. Those given DACA status must renew it every two years.

On Jan. 9, a federal judge in San Francisco, William Alsup, ruled in favor of the University of California and its president, former Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano. They sued to keep the program going after the Trump administration said in September that it would end it within six months. Alsup said Attorney General Jeff Sessions had wrongly concluded that DACA was put in place without proper legal authority.

The Justice Department said it would contest that ruling before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California. But government lawyers also asked the Supreme Court to take the highly unusual step of agreeing to hear the case, bypassing the appeals court.

“The district court has entered an unprecedented nationwide injunction requiring the government not simply to tolerate, but to affirmatively sanction, a continuing violation of federal law by nearly 700,000 aliens,” said Solicitor General Noel Francisco in asking the justices to take the case.

After the Supreme Court’s decision Monday, the White House said, “The DACA program — which provides work permits and myriad government benefits to illegal immigrants en masse — is clearly unlawful. The district judge’s decision to unilaterally re-impose a program that Congress had explicitly and repeatedly rejected is a usurpation of legislative authority…We look forward to having this case expeditiously heard by the appeals court and, if necessary, the Supreme Court, where we fully expect to prevail.”

The Supreme Court has agreed only about a dozen times in the past century to immediately take a case and bypass the federal appeals courts, and those case usually involve a national emergency, such as nationwide strikes in the steel and coal industries.

In asking the court to take the case, the Justice Department took another unusual step in declining to ask the justices to block the lower court order in the meantime, which would have allowed the government to shut DACA down as planned. Such a start-and-stop approach, the government said, would frustrate the goal of winding the program down in an orderly way.

Monday’s action by the Supreme Court leaves the DACA challenge pending before the California appeals court, where it is in the early stages. The Justice Department has said it will take at least another year to get back to the Supreme Court for a decision on DACA’s future.

If Congress acts in the meantime to extend the program or provide an alternative path to citizenship for its recipients, the legal case would probably be dismissed.

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  1. BobF says:

    Only shows that the Constitution of the United States has become nothing but a historical document of no relevance.

  2. bogsidebunny says:

    Doom Da Doom-Doom!

  3. redneckgeezer says:

    Have any of us ever considered just forgetting about this shit and pulling the plug on modern society? We all know we’re doomed, so why pay attention anymore. As far as I have concluded, when the current civil war turns into a shooting war, perhaps things will change. I’m too damn old for all that shit, just shoot me first. Either that or just leave me the f alone.

  4. Deplorable B Woodman says:

    What would happen if President Trump ignored SCOTUS on this Executive Order? It’s NOT LAW, as passed by The Knogressional Klown Krew, and signed by the President. If President Trump were to overturn O’Bozo’s ExOrd, and ignore the SCOTUS’s “harumping”, would Trump be arrested? Impeached?
    “May you be cursed to live in interesting times”

  5. Leonard Jones says:

    Not going to get excited about this. The 9th Circus Court is the most overturned
    court in America. There is still the legislative approach. If I have this right,
    only legislation calling for the allocation of funds require a supermajority. In
    that case, a simple majority is all it would take. There is one other issue:
    The president’s powers as they apply to immigration are plenary. For the
    sake of any liberal reading this, that means absolute!

    The wording of the 50s era legislation that ceded authority to the executive
    reads “any person or class of persons” as it relates to the president’s power
    to restrict or ban immigration. That means if President Trump wakes up one
    morning and decides to ban blond haired crosseyed buck-toothed
    Lithuanians, he has the power to do it. Until any court succeeds in
    ruling that legislation unconstitutional, he can still enforce it.

    But there may be a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If the Republican
    party has any balls at all, they should force a vote on the already existing
    legislation. Forcing a vote leading up to a mid-term election is going to
    be bad for the Donks! I do not care how much they are driven by
    ideological purity, their lust for power trumps everything else.

    Trump could also simply issue an executive order to end DACA. He
    has the power to do it.

  6. Perhaps, Leonard, that’s just what President Trump might do….”They have made their ruling. Now let them enforce it….”

  7. Dan says:

    DACA was created by Executive Order. Trump simply needs to sign another one rescinding it.
    Take the communist courts OUT OF THE EQUATION.

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