Trump to take fight over DACA documents to Supreme Court

The Trump administration plans to ask the Supreme Court to take up a case regarding the release of documents pertaining to President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Politico reported Friday.

The decision to seek relief from the nation's highest court comes after a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Justice Department's attempt to stop a federal judge's order to release emails, memos and other documents considered part of Trump's decision to end the program.

Trump announced in September that he would end the Obama-era program, which offered a temporary reprieve from deportation to hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. 

That decision prompted public furor, as well as calls for lawmakers to take swift action to enshrine DACA's protections into law.

In a ruling issued Thursday, Judges Kim Wardlaw and Ronald Gould of the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit said that the Trump administration did not release enough documents in response to lawsuits challenging the decision to end the program to paint a clear picture of its reasoning.

The Justice Department argued that U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup's order to release more documents would violate executive privileges. That argument, however, was rebuffed by the 9th Circuit panel.

The administration was given until Nov. 22 to release an augmented administrative record of its DACA decision.

In a filing obtained by Politico on Friday, the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to stay the lower court's decision.

Updated: 10:05 p.m.