On Thursday June 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Trump’s administration attempt to shut down the program protecting undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, ruled, that the Trump administration cannot carry out its plan to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Back in 2012, President Barack Obama implemented the DACA program to protect qualified young immigrants, also known as “Dreamers” from being deported and have the ability to remain in the U.S. to work, study and live, on a renewable permit.
Although it is plausible to think that the Supreme Court’s decision is a legal defeat for President Trump, the real problem is that this ruling is temporary, therefore, it is unlikely that it is the permanent ruling. The court simply declared that Trump failed to end DACA in the correct manner, not that he couldn’t end it.
As the President of the U.S., Trump has the legal authority to end DACA, but the way it was done was technically incorrect. In fact, the court provided Trump a road map for the legal strategy so it can be correctly re-filed. And Trump seems intent on following it.
The ruling said the government failed to give an adequate justification for ending.
Trump does have the legal authority to end the Program but his execution and delivery were technically incorrect, so essentially it was in the wrong way. The court gave Trump a road map to do it correctly next time around. This is surely expected to happen. At the Tulsa, Oklahoma rally on Saturday, President Trump told the crowd “We actually won on DACA.” “People don’t understand, but we actually won on DACA yesterday. We actually won, because they basically said ‘You won, but you have to come back and redo it.’ It’s almost like, ‘Gee, come on back, your paperwork was no good.’ But we’re gonna be refiling. Don’t let it get you, everything’s going to work out really good. Everything’s gonna work out OK.”
The statements made by President Trump were an assurance to his base that he will continue to try to end DACA and remove all undocumented immigrants from the Country. The issue of immigration has been a major focus the Trump administration’s domestic agenda.
On the brighter side, with immigration being both a political issue and legal issue, any rulings that are made, will be subject to lawsuits and legislation that would take months. This means that it is unlikely Trump would be able to deport “Dreamers” anytime soon. A new executive order would undoubtedly be challenged in court, while Congress has shown little enthusiasm for dealing with the issue in the wake of the new high court ruling. With the November 3rd election coming up, it is unlikely anything will happen.
Following the ruling, Trump condemned the decision on Twitter and said:
“These horrible & politically charged decisions coming out of the Supreme Court are shotgun blasts into the face of people that are proud to call themselves Republicans or Conservatives,” Trump wrote Thursday.
President Trump also tweeted on Thursday, “do you get the impression that the Supreme Court doesn’t like me”
Not all of America thinks like Trump. Most Americans are happy about the decision and would like to see this become permanent. At this time, we have to wait until after November to see what will happen to the state of immigration.