WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court's decision not to intervene in the "Deferred Action for the Arrival of Children" program at this point gives Congress a respite for a problem Washington has been holding for months.
After the decision was announced on Monday, Parliament Speaker Paul Ryan pointed out that it was less urgent to turn to the DACA.
"While the court's ruling has apparently postponed this deadline beyond March, Republicans in the House of Representatives are actively working to find a solution," Ashley Lee spokeswoman Ashley Strong wrote by e-mail.
Congress had a deadline of 5 March imposed by President Donald Trump to find a permanent solution for DACA beneficiaries before their legal status expires.
The Trump administration appealed against the interim injunctions of two lower courts that kept the DACA before the Supreme Court, but the judges wanted the case to be continued by the lower courts before considering a hearing.
Allowing the judges time to finish the case, and any further appeals could postpone any legislative deadline after the midterm elections of November.
But it does not mean that the sometimes fierce fight against immigration, which has contributed to a government stalemate this year, is disappearing.
And the Democrats argue that the High Court's decision does not reduce the urgency.
"The need for the Dream Act is no less urgent following the Supreme Court ruling that does not change the reality that tens of thousands of dreamers are losing their work permits and protection from deportation," said Democratic Senate Senator Dick Durbin. Dill. "Now it's up to the President and Republican leaders in Congress to take yes for an answer and accept each of the six bipartisan solutions on the table to save these young people."
Congress could not find a solution for the 700,000 DACA recipients or the approximately 1
The Senate failed earlier this month to pass a series of proposals that would give permanent status to many dreamers brought to the United States by their parents as children.
The president's proposal, which garnered least Senate approval with 39 votes, would have included $ 25 billion in border security, an end to the Visa lottery, and a massive reduction in legal immigration by limiting family-based immigration. Other, more tailor-made bills received the majority of support, but none of the 60 needed to end the Senate trial.
The House of Representatives still has to take its own laws. The Conservatives are pushing for Republican Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., To fail to secure support from enough Republicans. It is even further to the right than Trump's plan to ask DACA recipients every three years to regain legal status and federal funds for cities that do not require local law enforcement to notify federal officials about the legal status of a person's cities.
"We continue to support the goodlatte legislation to address the DACA and its underlying causes, so we will not have this problem back on track," Ryan's spokeswoman Strong said in a statement.
Democratic Party leader Nancy Pelosi said that Republicans should act independently of the Supreme Court pardon.
"Republicans' shameful refusal to take action means that day-to-day dreamers are forced to live in suspense, with their well-being, their future and their status at risk," Pelosi said in a statement.
Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, also called on Republicans to submit a bipartisan bill.
"The DACA beneficiaries will continue to face uncertainty until the Republicans and Trump agree to a fair and close bipartisan solution for Dreamers," Lujan Grisham said in a statement.