How the Supreme Court’s Ruling on DACA Could Upend The Lives Of Nearly 700,000 Young Immigrants

Nicole Rojas
Nov 12, 2019 - 7:00
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program

The Supreme Court will hear arguments on November 12 on a set of three cases involving the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Obama-era policy grants deportation protection and work permits to young undocumented immigrants who were brought into the U.S. as children.  The root of the three cases — Trump v. NAACP, McAleenan v. Vidal and Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California — is the question of how the Trump administration decided to wind down DACA. There is no dispute that the administration can end the DACA program, but lower courts ruled that it acted improperly when it failed to explain why it opted to shut down a program affecting nearly...

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