Washington, D.C. – President Donald Trump said Friday that he will renew his efforts to end legal protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought to the United States as children after the Supreme Court rejected his first attempt.
Trump criticized the court’s ruling that his administration acted inappropriately by nullifying the DACA program in 2017. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the four Liberals in a 5-4 vote Thursday.
Through an executive order, Trump could still eliminate the capacity of 650,000 young immigrants to legally live and work in the country. And in the absence of a legislative response in Congress, uncertainty continues for many immigrants who have not lived outside of the United States.RELATED
“The Supreme Court asked us to reintroduce documents on DACA, we neither lost nor won. They just kicked the ball like in a football game (where I wish everyone stood in honor of our honorable National Flag). We will re-introduce documents shortly” the president tweeted.
Ken Cuccinelli, acting chief of the Citizenship and Immigration Service, said Friday that the government was starting again. “We have to move as soon as possible to put options before the president,” Fox & Friends told the show quickly.
“That leaves the appropriate solution open that the Supreme Court mentioned and that is for Congress to do its job,” he said.
Cuccinelli said Democratic Senator Dick Durbin made some positive comments in that direction on Thursday, making the government think a constructive conversation with Congress is possible. But experts say there is not enough time to cancel the eight-year program before the November elections and they doubt that the government will try, because DACA is popular with voters.
Trump’s tweet on Friday was less belligerent than one on Thursday in which he criticized the Supreme Court decision. “These horrible and politically charged decisions coming out of the Supreme Court are shotgun blasts in the faces of people proud to be Republican and Conservative.” The president was apparently referring to DACA and a ruling earlier this week in which the court said it is illegal to fire a person for being gay or transgender.