Justices Turn Down Trump’s Appeal in ‘Dreamers’ Case
Updated: Feb 26, 2018
“During a week when the Senate is having a battle over immigration, we now have two judges saying that what happened on Sept. 5 was not justified,”
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday declined to clear the way for the Trump administration to end the Obama-era program that protects about 700,000 young immigrants from deportation, meaning that the so-called “Dreamers” could remain in legal limbo for months unless Congress acts to make their status permanent.
President Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program last September, calling it an unconstitutional use of executive power by his predecessor and reviving the threat of deportation for immigrants who had been brought to the United States illegally as young children.