The June 18 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court preserving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program provides relief not only for the hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants it covers, but also for the organizations that employ them—but only temporarily.
The court ruled that the Trump administration lacked a clear rationale for ending the DACA program protecting the group known as “Dreamers”—undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children—from deportation. The administration can still attempt to rescind the program but must offer well-supported reasons for doing so.
The ruling means that Dreamers can keep their DACA benefits, including temporary work permits and relief from deportation, and may give employers more confidence in hiring DACA program participants.
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