The petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment is denied without prejudice. It is assumed that the Court of Appeals will proceed expeditiously to decide this case.

The White House
February 26, 2018

Excerpt of Remarks by President Trump at 2018 White House Business Session with Governors

...Speaking of that, DACA is going to be put back into the 9th Circuit.  You know, we tried to get it moved quickly, because we’d like to help DACA.  I think everybody in this room wants to help with DACA.  But the Supreme Court just ruled that it has to go through the normal channel.  So it’s going back in, and there won’t be any surprise.

I mean, it’s really sad when every single case filed against us is in the 9th Circuit.  We lose, we lose, we lose, and then we do fine in the Supreme Court.  But what does that tell you about our court system?  It’s a very, very sad thing.  So DACA is going back, and we’ll see what happens from there.

UC Office of the President
Monday, February 26, 2018

UC statement on Supreme Court decision regarding DACA

The University of California issued the following statement regarding a decision today (Feb. 26) by the Supreme Court of the United States to not review UC’s case on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals takes up the case.

“We are pleased the Supreme Court has denied the government's petition. As we argued to the Court, it was inappropriate for the Trump administration to short circuit standard appellate procedure and attempt to skip the U.S. Court of Appeals — a precipitous approach that echoes the government's procedurally improper rescission of DACA at the heart of this case. Now that the administration's extraordinary maneuver has been rightfully rejected, we look forward to defending U.S. District Judge William Alsup's injunction in the Court of Appeals.”

United We Dream
Monday, February 26, 2018
Media Contacts:
Bruna Bouhid

SCOTUS Announcement Means Some Immigrant Youth Can Continue to Renew DACA Applications

Most Immigrant Youth Remain Unprotected As Nearly 1,000 Plan To Mobilize on March 5th to Demand Immediate Action from Congress

Washington, DC – Today, the United States Supreme Court announced that it will not take up the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) case as Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice requested. Following the two federal court injunctions in California and New York, the case will now have to follow the normal appeals process, giving immigrant youth who currently have or have had DACA more time to submit renewal applications.

Immigrant youth with questions about what this decision means to them should visit United We Dream’s Facebook page here.

Greisa Martinez Rosas, Advocacy Director at United We Dream and potential Dream Act beneficiary explains what this decision means for immigrant young people:

“The SCOTUS decision allows immigrant youth who have had DACA or currently have DACA status that is expiring more time to renew, which is a relief for some in our community. If you believe you may qualify for a renewal, United We Dream has answers to many frequently asked questions that will help you on our Facebook page.

“Today’s decision does not mean that all immigrant youth are safe. We will continue to be attacked by bullies like Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department whose only goal is to make sure not a single undocumented immigrant is protected, so that they can continue to forcefully remove us from our homes.

“Our community needs a permanent solution like the Dream Act, which protects immigrant youth without hurting our families and community. We need it for 10-year old Rosa Maria who was detained by deportation agents on  her way to the hospital and for high school student Dennis who ended up in a detention camp when he stood up to a bully at school.

“On March 5th, our community and allies will mobilize nearly a thousand people to Washington because we believe that a breakthrough that protects immigrant youth, but doesn’t harm others, is needed now. We will not stop fighting until all immigrant youth and our families can live with safety and dignity.”


Dream Action Coalition
February 26, 2018



Washington, D.C. - Just today, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a federal judge's order that the Trump Administration continue the DACA program keeping in place the Obama-era policy protecting young immigrants brought the country as children. Cesar Vargas, Esq. co-director of the Dream Action Coalition issued the following statement:
"Undoubtedbly, the urgency of President Trump's March 5th deadline for Congress to pass something is no longer high. Nevertheless, with the Supreme Court landing the final blow to the Trump administration's effort to abruplty and illegally end DACA, Congress now has more time to work together and finally pass a permanent solution for Dreamers. Trump no longer holds hostage the lives of Dreamers as the legal battle has the possibility of keeping DACA intact as far as 2020. President Trump can either own a major victory by working with Congress with reasonable proposals or join the ranks of past presidents who failed to pass immigration reform."