In a blow to President Trump's immigration agenda, the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled to block the Trump administration from ending the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects nearly 700,000 young illegal immigrants from deportation.
In a split ruling which will keep the program open to an estimated 1.3 million non-citizens, the justices said the Trump administration failed to adequately justify terminating the program. In other words - struck down on a technicality that the Trump administration can correct.
BREAKING: #SCOTUS says DHS decision to rescind DACA was arbitrary and capricious under the APA— Kimberly Robinson (@KimberlyRobinsn) June 18, 2020
Trump announced last September that it would rescind DACA - a decision which was challenged by multiple federal courts by Democratic state attorneys general, along with several organizations and individuals.