SUPREME COURT REJECTS TRUMP EFFORTS TO END DACA


On June 18,The Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration's attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”), an Obama-era program that protects undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children, a reprieve for nearly 650,000 recipients known as “dreamers.”



The 5 to 4 decision was written by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and joined by the court’s four liberals. The ruling emphasizes that the administration did not follow procedures required by law and did not properly weigh how ending the program would affect those who had come to rely on its protections against deportation, and the ability to work legally.


However, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued the following statement against the opinion "Today’s court opinion has no basis in law and merely delays the President’s lawful ability to end the illegal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals amnesty program". So we should expect another attempt from the Trump Administration to end DACA.


For now, participants in the program can continue to renew membership in the program that offers them work authorization and temporary protection from deportation. While the program does not provide a direct path to citizenship, it provides a temporary status that shields them from deportation and allows them to work. The status lasts for two years and can be renewed.

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