The decision comes more than a month after the Supreme Court blocked Trump’s attempt to end the program.
“If we had a final point, we would have already implemented it, but we are going to seriously go through another important process that the Supreme Court expected and deeply consider all those factors. Cuccinelli Said that identified and obeyed that order.
During a House hearing on Wednesday morning, Democratic lawmakers stopped a senior US citizenship and immigration service official over the DACA ruling a week after the Supreme Court issued its order.
“Mr. Adlow, I understand that you do not agree with the decision of the Supreme Court, but do you believe that Supreme Court compliance is an option?” Democratic Representative Pramila Jaipal of Washington asked Adlow.
“Supreme Court compliance is not an option, however, the mandate was not entered until last week,” Adlo said.
Jaipal repeatedly asked whether Adlo had consulted with the Department of Homeland Security Leadership or the White House about the memo.
“The memo was not issued by me. I would defer to Acting Secretary Wolf,” Adlo said, later admitting that negotiations had taken place, but he was not consulted on the memo. Adlo said the agency had placed applications, determining the next stage.
“You don’t get to decide whether you are going to follow the order of the Supreme Court or not. You have a month when the Supreme Court has decided to change your processing applications and ensure that You comply with that order. You have not. ” Did that, ”said Japayal.
Later in an exchange with Rep. Lou Corry of California, Adlo said that USCIS will issue additional guidance in the coming days on how we will respond to every type of application.
USCIS, which is primarily fee funded, informed Congress in May of its projected budget shortfall. The agency typically continues most operations during funding, such as last year’s government shutdown. But during the epidemic, the agency suspended its personal services, including all interviews and some naturalization ceremonies.