KTRH 740 AM Houston - Case Load: SCOTUS Deciding Trump Immigration Policies
By Corey Olson
Since Donald Trump first announced his candidacy for president in 2015, cracking down on illegal immigration has been perhaps his signature issue. So it is no surprise that since Trump took office, the U.S. Supreme Court has seen a surge of immigration cases. The high court has already sided with the president on border wall funding, restrictions on asylum seekers, requiring immigrants to meet income requirements (the "public charge rule"), and a travel ban from certain countries with an elevated risk for terrorism.
Even with all of those cases decided, the Supreme Court's immigration business picked up even more this term. The high court has already heard six immigration cases since the current term began in October, with at least two more to come. The latest cases before the court include Trump's efforts to end the Obama-era DACA program, and expediting the removal of migrants caught after crossing the border.
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