President Donald Trump indicated on Friday that he will submit revised paperwork to the Supreme Court on the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to comply with the requirements of the Supreme Court.
Trump said in a tweet that nothing was “lost or won” in the Supreme Court’s ruling on DACA and that he would try again to get DACA rescinded because the way it was done by Obama was illegal.
“We will be submitting enhanced papers shortly in order to properly fulfill the Supreme Court’s ruling & request of yesterday,” Trump tweeted. “I have wanted to take care of DACA recipients better than the Do Nothing Democrats, but for two years they refused to negotiate — They have abandoned DACA.”
The Supreme Court asked us to resubmit on DACA, nothing was lost or won. They “punted”, much like in a football game (where hopefully they would stand for our great American Flag). We will be submitting enhanced papers shortly in order to properly fulfil the Supreme Court’s…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2020
SCOTUS: Trump didn’t follow procedures to rescind DACA
The Supreme Court ruling did not say that Trump can’t rescind DACA, but rejected his attempt because he didn’t follow the Administrative Procedures Act in trying to do so.
“The dispute before the Court is not whether [the Department of Homeland Security] may rescind DACA. All parties agree that it may. The dispute is instead primarily about the procedure the agency followed in doing so,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority opinion, The Hill reported. All four liberal justices joined in his opinion, while the other four conservative judges dissented.
Democrats were hoping that Trump would leave DACA alone until after the election, when they hope a new Democrat president would act to make the program permanent.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said he hopes Trump will wait until the outcome of the election is known to continue to press for DACA to be rescinded, telling Trump, “Lay off DACA for the remainder of this year, at least let a new president come in and address this,” according to The Hill.
But Durbin’s assumption that Trump will lose the November election is far from a done deal at this point as the Democrat nominee Joe Biden continues to avoid most press scrutiny and flounder from gaffe to misstatement when he does make an appearance.
Trump trying to right Obama’s wrong
Trump doesn’t wish to deport the approximately 700,000 young people in the program at this point, he just wants to institute a program that will follow the laws and do things properly rather than illegally as Obama did them.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany reiterated that Trump was “right on the law” of DACA and that he wants to move forward in a “responsible way,” The Hill reported.
“We want to find a compassionate way to do this,” McEnany said.