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Trump Administration Defies SCOTUS Ruling, Won’t Accept New DACA Applicants, Cuts Renewals To One Year

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The Trump administration will be ignoring a Supreme Court ruling on DACA and won’t be accepting any new applicants for the program. On top of that, the administration announced on Tuesday that the renewal period will be reduced from two years to just one.

Donald Trump’s acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf made the announcement.

In a statement published Tuesday DHS says acting Secretary Wolf “will take action to thoughtfully consider the future of the DACA policy, including whether to fully rescind the program.”

Wolf’s announcement comes less than a week after Democrats demanded Trump begin accepting new applicants, in accordance with the Supreme Court’s June 18 ruling.

“Based on the Court’s decision, because the rescission was unlawful, your Administration must immediately return to implementing the DACA memorandum as it existed prior to the attempted rescission,” the letter, penned by House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), reads. “This means processing new applications for DACA, which your Administration has refused to do.”

“Compliance with the Supreme Court’s judgment is not a matter of Executive branch discretion,” they say. “Failure to comply with the Supreme Court’s judgment is illegal, unconstitutional, and effectively an act of tyranny.”

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