The Supreme Court Upholds DACA
On Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, blocking the Trump administration’s move to end the program.
#SCOTUS rules against Trump administration in challenge to decision to end #DACA program, which allowed noncitizens brought to this country illegally as children to apply for protection from deportation, holding decision was arbitrary and capricious
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 18, 2020
Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s liberal justices in a 5-4 vote. There are currently 643,000 program recipients, according to recent court documents. And over 825,000 people have had DACA status since the program was created 8 years ago, with many holding different immigration status now. Those with DACA status are safe from deportation for now.
We talk about the impact of this decision.
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