US Supreme Court Rules to Block Administration from Ending DACA

Published Thursday, June 18, 2020

On June 18, 2020, the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruled that the Trump Administration cannot move forward with shutting down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).

As you may recall, DACA is an Obama-era federal program that grants undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States before the age of 16 (among other factors) a temporary work status and the opportunity to defer deportation for two years with a chance of renewal.

This ruling is important in the employment realm as there are currently over 650,000 individuals (commonly referred to as Dreamers) participating in the DACA program, many of whom are legally authorized to work. If DACA was repealed, these individuals would have been prevented from participating in the workforce and subject to deportation.

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