It is safe to say; for now, dreamers can sleep in peace. In what is a big win, the highest court of the land has upheld the DACA program. A United States immigration policy created under the Obama Administration in 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) permits an immigrant with unlawful status in the United States subsequent to being brought to the nation as children to get a deferred action with a two-year renewal from deportation and become qualified for a permit to work and apply for college loans in the U.S.
To be qualified for the DACA program, DREAMers had to pass a background check. However, once in office, President Donald Trump sought to get rid of the program, citing that it was unconstitutional and illegal. In his attempt to end the program, the lower courts blocked him, but he brought it to the Supreme court, which today, on June 18th, upheld the lower courts' decision.
Written by Chief Justice John Roberts and joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor, the 5-4 ruling stated that the administration failed to provide sufficient reason to justify the reason for wanting to end the program.
In the majority opinion, based on the decision, a massive disappointment for the Trump administration, by the way, Justice Roberts made clear, "the court does not decide whether DACA or its rescission are sound policies or not but that the wisdom of those decisions is none of their concerns." He continued, "we address only whether the agency complied with the procedural requirement that it provide a reasoned explanation for its action."
What does this mean for DACA recipients? It means for the next two years; they can complete the renewable DACA I-821D form, applying to work and go to school in the U.S.