DREAMERS/IMMIGRATION/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Supreme Court on Wednesday [12-20-17] issued what appeared to be a compromise ruling that laid out guidelines for lower courts as they wrestle with legal issues stemming from the Trump administration’s decision to wind down the immigration program providing quasi-legal status and work permits to so-called Dreamers.
Less than two weeks ago, the justices split, 5-4, along ideological lines as they halted a lower court’s orders requiring federal officials to assemble and disclose a large volume of documents related to the decision announced in September to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA…
The White House and congressional leaders are negotiating over legislation to replace DACA with a legal status for at least some of those who are or were covered by the program. Any legislative compromise is likely to include some border security-related measures aimed at meeting President Donald Trump’s promises to crack down on illegal immigration.”

-Josh Gerstein, “Supreme Court sets guidelines for DACA legal fight,” Politico, Dec. 20, 2017 09:36pm