The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument last week on the legitimacy of the Trump Administration’s attempt to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was implemented pursuant to a 2012 Executive Order issued by President Obama. DACA permits young undocumented aliens residing in the U.S. who were brought by their parents to the country illegally as children to work legally and avoid deportation, assuming they meet strict eligibility requirements.
The decision by the Supreme Court in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, expected sometime later next year, will determine whether DACA survives, and if not, whether Congress will set aside partisan differences to legislatively enact the program.
Judging by oral argument, the Supreme Court looks to be closely divided on the issue. For now, while we await the Court’s ruling, the status quo is maintained, and current DACA beneficiaries can continue to work in the U.S. lawfully and can still apply for renewals.
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