SCOTUS To Hear Challenge To Trump’s DACA Policy

The New York Times reports:

The Supreme Court will decide whether the Trump administration may shut down a program that shields some 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants from deportation, the court said on Friday.

The court will hear arguments in the case during its next term, which starts in October, and will probably issue its decision in the spring or summer of 2020, ensuring a fierce immigration debate over the outcome in the midst of the presidential campaign.

Mr. Trump tried to end the program in 2017, when he called it an unconstitutional use of executive power by President Barack Obama and revived the threat of deportation for immigrants who had been brought to the United States illegally as young children.

#SCOTUS will take up challenge to Trump administration’s decision to end DACA, program that allowed undocumented immigrants who came to US as children – to apply for temporary protection from being deported

— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 28, 2019

#SCOTUS grants 13 cases for next term, for a total of 11 hours of oral argument, including the three DACA cases, which are consolidated

— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 28, 2019

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