Barack Obama‘s DACA program was saved on June 18 after a long battle against the Trump administration.
What We Know:
- Barack Obama created the DACA program in order to shield the 700,000 undocumented students from deportation and allow them to work legally in the United States.
- The Trump administration has threatened to cancel the program since 2017 and made it one of their promises in the campaign along with building a wall between Mexico and the United States.
- The program was saved by Chief Justice John Roberts, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor.
- Many took on Twitter to show support on the decision today.
When the GOP talk about the "majority" of cops being good people, why don't they use that same logic with undocumented workers who break their ass every day for little money, pay taxes, put food on our tables and unlike cops, don't get a pension or social security benefits. DACA pic.twitter.com/9GBHhKlLk6
— Bruno Amato (@BrunoAmato_1) June 18, 2020
🎉 Congrats to all #DACA #Dreamers 🙌🏽
💪🏽 #SiSePuede & Si Se Pudo! ✊🏽
🙇🏽♂️ Im honored to have been a part of this journey, do my part and be the voice of my family member that deserve a better opportunity but were… https://t.co/Chy4L7FG2D
— Fernano (@FrankGdj) June 19, 2020
- This is the second time the Supreme Court shuts two of Trump’s plans. Chief Justice John Roberts was considered a ‘swing vote’ and sided against Trump on DACA ruling and LGBTQ Americans being protected under the Civil Rights Act.
- Donald Trump among his supporters took on Twitter about the ruling.
- Along with Trump’s tweets, Chief Justice Robert’s said the following:
“We do not decide whether DACA or its rescission are sound policies. The wisdom’ of those decisions is none of our concern. We address only whether the agency complied with the procedural requirement that it provide a reasoned explanation for its action.”
- Former President Barack Obama weighed in on the decision as well as Joe Biden about winning the battle but there is still a lot of work ahead.
- However, the decision is not permanent and the Trump administration could try to rescind the program but would need to have a ‘better explanation’ for the reason for termination. That could take months or even years.
The ongoing battle has been protected today by the Supreme Court but there is still an ongoing battle for a broken immigration system. Ultimately, Dreamers who were brought by their parents at a young age illegally are fighting for the path to citizenship through the DACA program.