Supreme Court Won't Hear DACA Appeal

The Supreme Court dealt another blow to the Trump Administration's attempts to end the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program. According to NBC news, the nation's highest court refused to hear an appeal of a federal judge's decision that forced the Department of Homeland Security to continue processing renewal applications for the more than 700,000 people currently protected by the program. 

The appeal was denied without prejudice, meaning the case may be brought back up by the justices at a later date. 

The ruling follows the one made by a lower court judge in December after a federal judge with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that "Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrongly concluded that DACA was put in place without proper legal authority." 

President Trump signed an executive order in September, ending the DACA program on March 5th. Trump asked Congress to solve the issue with legislation, claiming that President Obama's order was likely unconstitutional. 

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