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ON JANUARY 18TH, as promised two days earlier, the Trump administration filed a brief at the Supreme Court asking the justices to let it do away with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an immigration initiative launched in 2012 by Barack Obama. The move comes nine days after William Alsup, a federal judge in California, issued an injunction against the administration’s plans to terminate the programme, which protects around 800,000 people brought as children to America from deportation and authorises them to work.
The new filing—arriving on the steps of the Supreme Court as a partisan battle to avert a government shutdown and find a legislative fix for DACA’s demise roils the Capitol across the street—is a curious document. It is almost unheard-of to ask the justices weigh in on a dispute before the matter has worked its way up to the Supreme Court through ordinary channels. But rather than wait for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to have its say on Judge Alsup’s order, the White House wants the Supreme Court to get...Continue reading