(TargetLiberty.org) – The US Supreme Court struck a blow at the administration’s campaign against illegal immigration. On Thursday, the court ruled the elimination of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program violated government rule-making procedures. In a 5-4 vote, Chief Justice John Roberts sided with four of the nine justices to stop the administration’s attempt to end DACA. The court said the attempt by DHS to end the program was made in an “arbitrary and capricious” way.
President Trump swiftly criticized the move, labeling it as one of a series of politically-motivated judgments, and called for Americans to re-elect him in November so he can appoint more justices and protect rights. Meanwhile, DACA supporters held a rally outside the Supreme Court.
Supporters of DACA rallied outside the Supreme Court, which on Thursday ruled that the Trump administration could not immediately end the program that protects 700,000 young immigrants from deportation.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 18, 2020
Chief Justice Roberts was careful to point out that this ruling says nothing about DACA itself, leaving the way clear for the administration to terminate it another way.
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