Acting DHS Secretary: Supreme Court DACA ruling 'usurps the clear authority of executive branch'

Department of Homeland Security acting Secretary Chad WolfChad WolfPence addresses 16 new citizens at pre-Independence Day naturalization ceremony Arizona reports record number of new coronavirus cases, deaths DHS deploying new task force to protect monuments ahead of July 4 MORE knocked the Supreme Court's decision Thursday that blocked the Trump administration from ending the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“DACA recipients deserve closure and finality surrounding their status here in the U.S. Unfortunately, today’s Supreme Court decision fails to provide that certainty," Wolf said in a statement Thursday afternoon. "The DACA program was created out of thin air and implemented illegally. The American people deserve to have the Nation’s laws faithfully executed as written by their representatives in Congress—not based on the arbitrary decisions of a past Administration. This ruling usurps the clear authority of the Executive Branch to end unlawful programs.”

DACA shields nearly 700,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation.


The Supreme Court rule 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the liberal justice. The court said that the Trump administration failed to give adequate justification for terminating DACA, a requirement that is required by federal law.

The court's decision was a blow to conservative lawmakers and prompted President TrumpDonald John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE to tweet, "we need NEW JUSTICES of the Supreme Court."

He added: “If the Radical Left Democrats assume power, your Second Amendment, Right to Life, Secure Borders, and Religious Liberty, among many other things, are OVER and GONE!”

Trump has appointed two justices to the bench during his presidency: Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughSupreme Court sides with religious schools in discrimination suits Romney, Collins, Murkowski won't attend GOP convention Susan Collins signals she won't campaign against Biden MORE and Neil GorsuchNeil GorsuchSupreme Court expands religious rights with trio of rulings Supreme Court sides with religious schools in discrimination suits 40 Trump-connected lobbyists secured over B in coronavirus relief for clients: report MORE. Most believe that his appointing of Kavanaugh and Gorsuch have shifted the court right, despite the court's ruling Thursday.