The Supreme Court has handed a huge victory to young immigrants known as Dreamers, ruling that the Trump Administration violated federal law when it ended DACA. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion, saying Homeland Security’s decision was “arbitrary and capricious.” Roberts was the deciding vote, joining the Court’s more liberal members in the opinion.
The decision doesn’t mean DACA can’t be rescinded in the future. However, it does state that the way it was is blocked for now and is a huge blow to President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to terminate the program, which was started by President Barack Obama’s executive order.
DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and began in 2012 as a way to shield young immigrants known as Dreamers who had no say in being brought to the U.S. from deportation. Dreamers can renew their status every two years, but the status does not provide a path to citizenship.