On June 18th, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) acted improperly when it canceled Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”).
The DACA program was created by President Obama and allows about 700,000 people stay in the U.S. and work and not be at risk of deportation. These DACA immigrants were brought to the U.S. by their parents when they were young children and now have no connection to their original country. The Trump administration had sought to end DACA on the grounds that the Obama administration violated the law by granting undocumented immigrants employment authorization.
While the Court’s decision helps the DACA immigrants avoid deportation and obtain employment authorization, the Court also noted that DHS retains the authority to end DACA as long as it is done according to proper administrative procedures.
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