DOJ To Petition SCOTUS On Dismantling DACA

The Washington Post reports:

The Justice Department on Tuesday said it would take the “rare step” of asking the Supreme Court to clear the way for the Trump administration to dismantle a federal program that provides work permits to undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States since childhood.

The Department of Justice said it filed a notice of appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit seeking to overturn a California judge’s ruling that the government could not dismantle the Obama-era program while a legal challenge to the decision to end the program is pending.

The Trump administration said later this week it will petition the Supreme Court to intervene in the case, hoping to bypass the 9th circuit altogether in its bid to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in March. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said “it defies both law and common sense” that a “single district court in San Francisco” had halted the administration’s plans.