1/9: A federal district court in California on Tuesday ordered the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to immediately reinstate DACA.
A federal appeals court invalidated President Donald Trump’s immigration policy yet again, although the Supreme Court has a standing order in place keeping the president’s policy in effect until the justices can review the challenge.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday won the first legal battle at the Supreme Court over DACA.
It is unlikely that the Trump administration will petition the Supreme Court to review this particular decision, which concerned only the first policy, Executive Order 13769.
A county judge in Florida has ruled unconstitutional on Tenth Amendment grounds another of President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration, this one concerning federal funding for sanctuary cities.
In the end, having the acting solicitor general argue the case instead of an unprepared lawyer might not have made a difference with this particular Ninth Circuit panel.
The U.S. Department of Justice asked the appeals court on Thursday to stay any further proceedings in the case, citing Trump’s announcement during a press conference earlier that day that he would issue a new EO during the week of Feb. 19.
After the decision was announced, Trump tweeted, “The security of our nation is at stake.” He is right.
President Donald Trump and his team are weighing their options in the legal challenge to his executive order.
DOJ now has the option of seeking review at the U.S. Supreme Court, which may be a long shot before Judge Neil Gorsuch is confirmed as the ninth justice.