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The Supreme Court Upholds DACA

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) plaintiffs come out of court as immigration rights activists hold a rally in front of the US Supreme Court on November 12, 2019, following arguments about ending the Obama-era program.
DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) plaintiffs come out of court as immigration rights activists hold a rally in front of the US Supreme Court on November 12, 2019, following arguments about ending the Obama-era program.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld  the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, blocking the Trump administration’s move to end the program.

— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 18, 2020

Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s liberal justices in a 5-4 vote. There are currently 643,000 program recipients, according to recent court documents. And over 825,000 people have had DACA status since the program was created 8 years ago, with many holding different immigration status now. Those with DACA status are safe from deportation for now.

We talk about the impact of this decision.

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