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Supreme Court Blocks Trump Ending DACA Program

By Nita Nicole Upadhye

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Supreme Court Blocks Trump Ending DACA Program

The US Supreme Court has voted to block the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The vote on June 17, 2020, saw a 5-4 ruling in favor of keeping the program, which is designed to protect the so-called ‘Dreamers’ – individuals who were brought to the US as children – from being deported and allow them to work legally in the US.

The Court held that the Trump Administration had failed to comply with the procedural requirement to provide a reasonable explanation to justify ending the DACA program.

The ruling means that participants in the DACA program can continue to renew their membership.

Since its introduction under Obama, the DACA program has enabled more than 700,000 children to remain in the US lawfully.

President Trump has been vocal about his intention to bring the program to an end. He had initially justified his plan on the basis that creating or maintaining the program was beyond a president’s legal power. This request was also refused by the court, on the grounds of insufficient reasoning.

The Trump Administration is expected to continue its efforts to establish lawful grounds to close the program.

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Last updated: June 28, 2020

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Founder & Principal Attorney Nita Nicole Upadhye is a recognized leader in the field of US business immigration law, (The Legal 500, Who's Who Legal and AILA) and an experienced and trusted advisor to large multinational corporates through to SMEs. She provides strategic immigration advice and specialist application support to corporations and professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, artists, actors and athletes from across the globe to meet their US-bound talent mobility needs.

Nita is an active public speaker, thought leader, immigration commentator, and immigration policy contributor and regularly hosts training sessions for employers and HR professionals.

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