The Supreme Court Ruled for the Continuation of DACA to Protect Hundreds of Thousands of Immigrants
On June 18th, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to allow the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to continue. The Court found that the Trump administration’s decision to terminate the program was “arbitrary and capricious” under the Administrative Procedures Act and failed to consider the hardship to DACA recipients. The ruling allows DACA recipients to continue to receive the protections and benefits of the program.
The ruling culminates a years-long legal battle following the Trump administration’s September 2017 order to end protections for nearly 800,000 DACA recipients. Lawsuits challenging that decision resulted in federal courts ordering the government to continue renewing the DACA cases of those who were enrolled in the program while the lawsuits were pending. This rejection of the validity of the termination order will allow this important program to continue.