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Effort To End Program For Undocumented Immigrants Blocked


In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the Trump administration’s plan to end a program that has protected 700,000 so-called Dreamers from deportation. Under the Obama program, undocumented individuals brought to the U.S. as children were given temporary legal status if they graduated from high school or were honorably discharged from the military, and if they passed a background check. The ruling said the administration had not provided proper legal justification for ending the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The case is Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California.