The Trump administration on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to immediately review a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that paused the administrations efforts to dismantle the DACA program, the Washington Post reports.
The Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to uphold Trump’s decision and “resolve the dispute this Term.”
In its brief, the DOJ pleaded for “immediate intervention.”
“The district court has entered a nationwide injunction that requires DHS to keep in place a policy of non-enforcement that no one contends is required by federal law and that DHS has determined is, in fact, unlawful and should be discontinued,” the DOJ argued. ”The district court’s unprecedented order requires the government to sanction indefinitely an on- going violation of federal law being committed by nearly 700,000 aliens—and, indeed, to confer on them affirmative benefits (including work authorization)— pursuant to the DACA policy.”