SAN FRANCISCO (Conspiracy Talk News) – Donald Trump’s administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to block a federal judge’s order to disclose all emails, letters and other documents he took into consideration in making a decision to end a program which has protected young immigrants from being deported back to their country of origin.
Justice Department attorneys say that the order of federal judge William Alsup of San Francisco is too broad and would require the government produce the protected documents that are not public.
More than a dozen states, as well as the University of California and several immigrants, sued the government for their decision to suspend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The cases have been bogged down due to a dispute over the documents demanded by the plaintiffs in an attempt to substantiate their claims against the government.
The states assert in their lawsuit that the Trump government’s decision to end the program was due to anti-Mexican prejudices.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said Obama’s decision to launch the DACA was an unconstitutional exercise of his authority.
A federal appeals court last month ratified Alsup’s order, issued after the government delivered 256 pages of documents.
By a 2-1 ruling, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said that all those documents were available online.
“Simply put, the notion that the head of a US agency decided to end a program that grants legal protection to some 800,000 people based on only 256 pages of publicly available documents lacks credibility,” wrote judges Kim Wardlaw and Ronald Gould.
In his opinion, Judge Paul Watford of the Ninth Circuit court said that the desire to obtain more information about the manner in which the government reached its decision is insufficient to justify demanding additional documents.