The Trump administration has been defying the Supreme Court — but a federal court just said it must comply
A federal court has ordered the Trump administration to comply with the Supreme Court’s decision last month on DACA and fully reopen the program to new applicants. The court’s ruling finding the administration had illegally ended the program was certified on Monday, yet U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had yet to announce anything about accepting new applications, meaning officials were defying the court’s order:
Federal court in Maryland orders USCIS to implement full restoration of the DACA program, including initial DACA ap… https://t.co/f79fP5Sojq— Luis Cortes-Romero (@Luis Cortes-Romero)1595005039.0
USCIS must now accept new applications following the Maryland order, attorneys said on Twitter. “Administration will be accepting new #DACA applications!” attorney Amy Maldonado tweeted. “New court order makes mandate explicit,” tweeted immigration reporter Alisa Zaira Reznick. So USCIS, fully reopen the program to potentially hundreds of thousands of new applicants now. That’s not an ask, that’s an order.