A Big Win–The U.S. Supreme Court Upholds DACA

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today upholds DACA. This decision blocks the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by the Trump Administration. The decision means that Dreamers across the country will continue to have temporary protection from deportation.

The vote was 5-4 with Chief Justice John Roberts casting the decisive fifth vote that sought to bridge the liberal and conservative wings of the court.

Roberts and the court’s four liberal justices said the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, was arbitrary and capricious under the Administrative Procedure Act. (Read the decision here.)

Started in 2012, the DACA program gives temporary protection from deportation to qualified individuals brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Under the program, the DREAMers were allowed to work legally and apply for college loans if they met certain requirements and passed a background check.

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