The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals accepted the Administration’s request for an expedited hearing on its appeal of a lower court ruling concerning the termination of DACA. A three-judge panel of the court will hear arguments in May.
On January 9th San Francisco-based District Judge William Alsup ruled the Administration must continue accepting DACA renewals. The Justice Department appealed his ruling to the Ninth Circuit and the Supreme Court simultaneously but, on February 23rd, the Supreme Court denied an appeal.
Yesterday, the 9th Circuit granted an expedited appeal, but denied a request for an expedited ruling. The Court said the chosen panel of judges can decide whether or not to rule on an expedited basis.
In other litigation news, The Washington Times reports illegal-alien advocates filed three new lawsuits Thursday against the Department of Homeland Security. One seeks to prohibit ICE from arresting illegal aliens at courthouses, while a second alleges that ICE is improperly detaining asylum-seekers while their cases are pending. The third suit seeks to reverse Homeland Security’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for about 50,000 Haitians.
The Administration is already the subject of dozens of lawsuits, including challenges to the Administration’s effort to crack down on sanctuary cities, the president’s travel ban, the border wall and the care of illegal aliens in detention.
Updated: Fri, Mar 30th 2018 @ 2:45pm EDT