June 18, 2020 - United States Supreme Court ruled that the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was deemed invalid. In a 5-4 decision, the Court found that the Trump administration’s attempt to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative was unlawful.
Most importantly, the Court found that the “foundational principle of administrative law” allows judicial review of the “grounds that the agency invoked when it took action.”
Supreme Court found the process for recission of the program illegal and the ruling today allows DACA to remain as law
The Court’s decision means that hundreds of thousands of young people in the United States will temporarily keep work authorization and protection from deportation This decision will benefit the more than 600,000 people currently availing of the program.
The Court emphasized that the U.S administration can still end DACA—but it must go through the right process to do so.
The overwhelming majority of Americans support allowing undocumented immigrants brought here as children to continue to live and work in the United States.
The Supreme Court’s decision provides temporary peace of mind for thousands of Dreamers across the country. It is also a testament to the hard work and perseverance of young immigrants and their allies across the country.
DACA was enacted in 2012 by President Obama to allow young people raised in the United States without valid immigration status to remain and work in the U.S. for renewable periods of two years.