NEW YORK (77 WABC) — The Supreme Court has rejected President Donald Trump’s effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, a stunning rebuke to the president in the midst of his reelection campaign. The 5-4 decision seems certain to elevate the issue in Trump’s campaign for reelection, given the anti-immigrant rhetoric of his first presidential run in 2016 and immigration restrictions his administration has imposed since then. The justices rejected administration arguments that the eight-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program is illegal and that courts have no role to play in reviewing the decision to end DACA.
Chief Justice John Roberts, who sided with the liberals members of the bench, wrote the decision upholding the DACA program.
Obama created a law through an executive order, and Trump is not allowed to undo that executive order because lib Supreme Court judges (yes, Roberts too) think it is “arbitrary”
Why even have a president? Let’s just let our SCOTUS overlords make all the big decisions
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) June 18, 2020
Wow!!!!!! I cannot hold back the tears of joy I feel for all of the young people in our country who have been petrified and can now breath a sigh of enormous relief. Supreme Court rules Trump administration illegally ended DACA https://t.co/XpP5eW55CO
— Valerie Jarrett (@ValerieJarrett) June 18, 2020
The 5-4 ruling says that the government failed to give an adequate justification for ending the federal program.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 18, 2020