Less than two months after President Donald Trump left office immigration has fizzled as an issue at the Supreme Court, with major disputes that became conservative rallying cries largely vanishing from the court's docket.
Among her many accomplishments, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was instrumental in keeping the DACA program alive when she was part of the majority that ruled in favor of it earlier this year. Irving Hernandez took notice. Hernandez is a law student who said Bader Ginsburg had become one of his heroes. He admitted to being devastated when he heard the news about her death.
The Supreme Court is making it harder for noncitizens who are authorized to live permanently in the United States to argue they should be allowed to stay in the country if they've committed crimes.
Medical and healthcare associations warned the high court last year that in a pandemic, the US healthcare worker shortage would be greatly exacerbated by the Trump administration's decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
The U.S. Supreme Court took no action Friday on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. It now appears likely that the court will not take up the issue during its current term, which would require the government to keep the program going for at least ten more months.
The Supreme Court on Friday denied the Trump administration’s request that it be allowed to immediately enforce a new policy of denying asylum to those who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border, a change that lower courts declared possibly illegal.
The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling on Tuesday in Sessions v. Dimaya, declared a provision of immigration law so vague as to be unconstitutional. Trump-appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the Supreme Court liberals in issuing the ruling.
AILA is disappointed with today’s Supreme Court decision denying the request for a rehearing in United States v. Texas; AILA President Bill Stock noted, “the Supreme Court has once again allowed state governments to block federal policy initiatives with which they disagree.”