The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and refused to allow President Donald Trump’s administration to rescind it, saying that the decision was remanded back to the Department of Homeland Security for further action.
Basically, the Supreme Court didn’t think DHS went about things in the right way in trying to cancel DACA, and wanted to be sure that the agency was prepared to handle the estimated 700,000 DACA recipients in a better way than just yanking their green cards and then deporting them.
Chief Justice John Roberts was the only Republican-appointed justice to vote with the 5-4 majority, which is becoming rather common lately.
Justice Clarence Thomas led the dissent, saying that Obama didn’t have the “statutory authority” in the first place to institute DACA, so the court shouldn’t rule on the program at all other than to nullify it.
Does Roberts really dislike Trump enough to let it impact Supreme Court rulings? Because some of these recent decisions have hinged on his vote, and don’t seem to make any sense legally.
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