İrem UZUN -TDO- According to the NBC News, The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration cannot carry out its plan to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which has allowed nearly 800,000 young people, known as Dreamers, to avoid deportation and remain in the U.S. The justices upheld lower court rulings that found that Trump's 2017 move to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, created in 2012 by his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama, was unlawful.
The court's decision comes nearly three years after Trump announced he was terminating the policy. As of December 2019, there were about 107,000 Texans with DACA permits, according to federal statistics. Trump's reason for ending the program echoed what many Republicans, including some in Texas, said when it was enacted: immigration law is under the purview of the U.S. Congress and that former President Barack Obama exceeded his authority when he initially enacted DACA.
The program has provided a legal shield to hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought into the U.S. as children; it was open to undocumented immigrants who came to the country before they were 16 and who were 30 or younger as of June 2012. The program gave them a renewable, two-year work permit and a reprieve from deportation.
The 5-4 ruling issued by Chief Justice Roberts says that the administration’s decision to end DACA in 2017 was done in an “arbitrary and capricious” manner and therefore violated the law.