Supreme Court Refuses to Allow DACA Program to be Rescinded

BY MATTHEW VADUM

The Supreme Court has ruled this morning that President Donald Trump failed to follow the law when he tried to rescind DACA, former President Barack Obama’s program that temporarily shielded young people who came to the United States illegally from being deported.

There are close to 800,000 or more individuals eligible under the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). They are a subset of about 4 million “Dreamers,” many of whom failed to apply for relief under DACA, but who could conceivably qualify under an amnesty were one to be granted.

The splintered ruling in the case cited as Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California was handed down June 18. The opinion was written by Chief Justice John Roberts, a member of the court’s conservative bloc, who was joined in the majority by liberal Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan.

“We conclude that the acting secretary did violate the [Administrative Procedure Act],” and that the decision to rescind DACA therefore “must be vacated,” Roberts wrote.

Conservative Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh concurred with the majority opinion in parts but dissented with respect to other parts.

“Today’s decision must be recognized for what it is: an effort to avoid a politically controversial but legally correct decision,” Thomas wrote.

Various federal courts blocked the Trump administration from terminating DACA and ordered U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to keep taking applications from DACA recipients. In oral arguments Nov. 12, the administration urged the court to strike down DACA as unconstitutional because it was never authorized by Congress.

Republicans have long called DACA a brazen power grab, a usurpation of Congress’s constitutionally prescribed role in making laws. Democrats reply that it was the right thing to do.

 

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2 Responses to Supreme Court Refuses to Allow DACA Program to be Rescinded

  1. Sue June 18, 2020 at 10:59 am

    Trump doesn’t want it rescinded. The Administration presented a piss poor argument. Now Trump can play the victim card. Review Trump’s DACA tweets in Trump Twitter archieves. Google it.

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  2. Sue June 18, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Trump doesn’t want DACA rescinded. Go to Trump Twitter archieves and review all of his DACA Tweets. The Administration presented a weak argument. Now DACA stays and Trump gets to play victim.

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