THE Trump administration is not allowed to proceed with its plans to end the DACA program that protects “Dreamers” – immigrants brought to America as children – scuppering pledges the president had made to “immediately terminate” the act.
The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the government cannot end what Trump has called an “illegal executive amnesty”, brought in by former President Barack Obama, which protects 700,000 young immigrants from deportation.
President Trump had pledged to shut down the program[/caption]
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote the majority opinion, joined by the court’s four more liberal members, the New York Times reported.
The program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, was introduced by President Barack Obama in 2012.
Young people who are brought into the States as children are allowed to apply for a temporary two year renewable status that protects them from deportation and allows them to work.
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