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On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that DACA must be kept in place. The appeal was submitted by the Trump administration.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was originally established by the Obama administration in 2012. It provides paths to citizenship for approximately 800,000 undocumented immigrants that came to the U.S. illegally as children.
President Trump ended the DACA program back in September of 2017, giving it a six month expiration date set for March 5th.
Since Trump’s decision to repeal DACA, two federal circuit court judges have ruled that Trump cannot legally end the program.
With the Supreme Court’s decision to not hear the Trump administration’s appeal, California’s 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case.
What does the Supreme Court’s decision mean for the future of the DREAMers? How should Congress act on the issue of DACA?