USCIS Statement on Supreme Court’s DACA Decision

On Friday , June 19, 2020 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Deputy Director for Policy Joseph Edlow issued a statement that the Supreme Court decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program “has no basis in law and merely delays the President’s lawful ability to end the illegal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals amnesty program.”

Mr. Edlow also declared “The fact remains that under DACA, hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens continue to remain in our country in violation of the laws passed by Congress and to take jobs Americans need now more than ever……… that the cornerstone of our democracy is that presidents cannot legislate with a ‘pen and a phone.”

This is a very disturbing and astonishing position by USCIS to attack an opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court after the high court rebukes USCIS for failing to follow proper procedure to end the DACA program.