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DACA decision allows Dreamers a temporary 'sigh of relief'

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Rachel Rhodes

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program was unlawfully suspended by the Trump administration, handing a win to Dreamers. 

Stephen Yale-Loehr

Professor of Immigration Law

Stephen Yale-Loehr is a professor of immigration law at Cornell Law School, co-author of a leading 21-volume immigration law series and co-director of the Asylum Appeals Clinic.

Yale-Loehr says: 

“In a major win for Dreamers, the Supreme Court today held that the government’s effort to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was arbitrary and capricious. Chief Justice Roberts, joined by the Court’s four liberal justices, held that the government failed to provide adequate justification for terminating the program. The Court remanded the case for further consideration. 

“Today’s decision allows Dreamers to breathe a temporary sigh of relief. The administration may try to terminate the DACA program with a better justification, but that will take months or years. In the meantime, Congress should enact permanent relief for Dreamers to end this decade-old drama once and for all.”

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