Friday, November 25, 2016

The Legal Battle Over DACA Just Ended

President Obama’s executive actions on immigration are now dead in the water. Today, Department of Justice lawyers asked a court to put a stay on any further proceedings in the case to allow the incoming administration a chance to decide how it will proceed. Politico’s Josh Gerstein reports:
Justice Department attorneys and lawyers from 26 states who challenged Obama’s moves filed a joint motion Friday asking that remaining proceedings in the suit be put on hold until the Trump administration figures out how it wants to proceed.
“Given the change in Administration, the parties jointly submit that a brief stay of any further litigation in this Court before beginning any further proceedings would serve judicial efficiency and economy so that the parties have a better understanding of how they might choose to move forward,” the attorneys wrote.
The Obama administration was already losing this case even before Trump was elected. In 2015 the judge issued a stay on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) which effectively promised that children who arrived in the country before the age of 16 would not be deported. The court’s stay was appealed and the appeals court sided with the lower court. Then the DOJ appealed the matter to the Supreme Court. This summer the Supreme Court announced it was deadlocked 4-4 on the case which meant the lower court ruling would stand.
Read the rest of the story HERE.

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