Supreme Court rejects Trump Administration’s motion to hear DACA case

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Supreme Court dealt a set back to the Trump Administration on Monday by refusing a motion on DACA and sending the case back to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

The administration had hoped the High Court would hear the DACA case right away -- since the court was likely to rule the president has the authority to end executive actions -- which the DACA program originated from.

"I mean, it's really sad when every case filed against us is in the 9th Circuit. We lose, we lose, we lose, and then we do fine in the Supreme Court," President Trump weighed in at the White House.

Trump has put pressure on Congress to come up with a legislative solution for the Dreamers-- or immigrants --  who were brought to the U.S. as children by their parents.

But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called the president's action to end DACA 'unjust and cruel'....and called on House Republicans to bring a bipartisan DREAM act to the floor.

However, it was a bit of a long shot the High Court would take up the case right now, since most cases have to go through the appeals process before reaching the Supreme Court justices.

But for now, DACA will likely not end on March 5.

"At least it will give some time for some undocumented youth to continue to stay with DACA protections," Executive Director of Fiel Houston, Inc. Cesar Espinosa said.

So, Monday's decision by the High Court buys a little more time for Dreamers.

"We don't know if ICE is gonna target us for deportation," Sarah Sanchez, a DACA recipient, said. "We're afraid."

"We just want a fair shot at the American dream just like everybody else," Espinosa added.

But whether extra time for dreamers translates into a permanent new law by Congress remains to be seen.

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