Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan warned that the Supreme Court’s decision against ending DACA serves as a “green light” to child smugglers.
The acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner spoke on “Fox & Friends Weekend” Saturday about his disappointment in the high court’s ruling, saying they “punted” on the issue, deciding against President Trump’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
(Source: Fox News)
“I was really disappointed, both as a commissioner and as a lawyer, that the Supreme Court did just that – they punted. They used a very narrow nuance, a very technical aspect to this, to really not address it on the merits,” Morgan said Saturday, referring to the Supreme Court 5-4 decision.
Chief Justice John Roberts joined liberal justices, arguing that the Trump administration violated the Administrative Procedure Act, and would not uphold the Department of Homeland Security’s move to eliminate the program protecting immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children which former President Obama established through an Executive Order.
“We do not decide whether DACA or its rescission are sound policies. ‘The wisdom’ of those decisions ‘is none of our concern,’” Roberts wrote the majority opinion. “We address only whether the agency complied with the procedural requirement that it provide a reasoned explanation for its action.”