Feb 26, 2018 - Politics & Policy

SCOTUS won't review Trump's DACA appeal

Protestors outside the Supreme Court building with a sign that says "I am an American"

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The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration's appeal of an injunction that has allowed DACA recipients to renew their legal status, despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcing the end of the program in September.

Why it matters: The decision essentially makes the March 5th deadline meaningless, and there will be much less incentive for lawmakers to reach an agreement soon. Until a final decision on the case, which experts say isn't expected for another year, current DACA recipients will be able to continue to renew their DACA protections.

Yes, but: “Policy making through litigation is really the worst option for the government, for the Dreamers and for employers," Lynden Melmed, partner at BAL and former USCIS chief counsel told Axios. "It is very unpredictable and no one can plan ahead. There may be short-term relief for a few Dreamers but I think you’ll see companies and employees continue to push Congress to act in the months ahead.”

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