Supreme Court Rejects Trump Admin’s Bid to End Legal Protections for DACA

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The Supreme Court ruled against the Trump Administration to end legal protections for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) Thursday morning.

Justice Clarence Thomas argues that the court should have ruled that DACA was illegal instead of extending the legal fight over the program.

“It has given the green light for future political battles to be fought in this Court rather than where they rightfully belong — the political branches,” he writes.

DACA allows certain unauthorized aliens who arrived in the United States as children to apply for a two-year forbearance of removal. Those granted such relief become eligible for work authorization and various federal benefits. An estimated, “700,000 aliens have availed themselves of this opportunity.”

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