Immigration

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court To Fast-Track DACA Cases

The administration has asked the high court to take up three cases about the President’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Supporters of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), demonstrate in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 3, 2017.

The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to fast-track cases on the president’s decision to end a program that shields young immigrants from deportation.

The administration on Monday asked the Supreme Court to take up three cases about Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in one of the cases in May but hasn’t yet ruled.

The Trump administration had warned that it would ask the high court to step in if the appeals court didn’t rule by Oct. 31.

The administration wants a ruling on the issue this term. The high court doesn’t typically take cases before federal appeals courts rule on them.

As of May, there were 115,700 DACA recipients in Texas, according to the Migration Policy Institute.

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