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Pelosi: SCOTUS Move Shows Ending DACA Is 'Unjust, Cruel'

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By    |   Monday, 26 February 2018 03:23 PM

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi read a lot into the Supreme Court's Monday decision on DACA, saying its refusal to hear the president's appeal means ending the program was "not only legally questionable, but also unjust and cruel."

The Trump administration asked the High Court to fast-track its appeal of two federal injunctions against ending protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.

The Supreme Court said no, allowing the appeal to run its course through the federal system.

That could only mean one thing, according to Pelosi.

"Today's Supreme Court action shows that rescinding DACA was not only legally questionable, but also unjust and cruel. The court's action is welcome news, but only Congress can provide the permanent protection our Dreamers need and deserve," Pelosi said in a statement.

"Republicans' shameful refusal to take action means that every day, Dreamers are forced to live in limbo, with their wellbeing, futures and status at risk. House Republicans must listen to the overwhelming will of the American people and immediately bring a bipartisan DREAM Act to the floor," Pelosi concluded.

President Donald Trump had given Congress a deadline of March 5 to pass new legislation regarding the Obama-era policy. The appeals process likely means "Dreamers" have a reprieve until at least June, perhaps longer if the Supreme Court does eventually hear the case later this year.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi read a lot into the Supreme Court's Monday decision on DACA, saying its refusal to hear the president's appeal means ending the program was "not only legally questionable, but also unjust and cruel."
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