In a 5-4 ruling that affects more than 600,000 immigrants who were brought tot he United States as children, the highest court says administration didn’t provide sufficient reasons for canceling the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The ruling does not mean the White House can never cancel DACA but it will have to come up with new supporting reasons if it tries again to end the program.
By Associated Press
According to the Associated Press, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump’s effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, a stunning rebuke to the president in the midst of his reelection campaign.
The outcome seems certain to elevate the issue in Trump’s campaign, given the anti-immigrant rhetoric of his first presidential run in 2016 and immigration restrictions his administration has imposed since then.
The justices rejected administration arguments that the 8-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program is illegal and that courts have no role to play in reviewing the decision to end DACA.