DACA: Supreme Court’s Conservatives Ready to Overturn an Obama-era Program

Image Attribute: Demonstrators rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court as justices were scheduled to hear arguments regarding the Trump administration’s bid to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in Washington, U.S., November 12, 2019. / Source: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

On November 12, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority seems to be in support of ending seven-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program. Eventually giving a shot in the arm of Trump administration.

Trump-appointed Solicitor General Noel Francisco said the administration thinks the DACA to protect law-abiding immigrants brought to the United States as children, is unlawful.

“They are dead wrong when they say that the DACA program adopted by the Obama administration was illegal,” says Ted Olson, who served as solicitor general in the George W. Bush administration and is representing DACA plaintiffs in the Supreme Court. He duly pointed to programs similar to DACA that were put in place by every other president dating back to President Dwight Eisenhower.

These programs granted temporary legal status, for instance, to 600,000 Cubans in the 1950s and ’60s and 1.5 million other undocumented immigrants under another program in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations.

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