The highest court in the country will review the President’s decision to end an Obama-era program that protects hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children, also known as DACA.
If the Supreme Court sides the administration, nearly seven hundred thousand people could be stripped from protection against deportation, resulting in some dreamers to live in fear.
“This is disappointing for us because it should already be clear, the Trump administration should not be fighting so hard to take DACA away permanently,” said Juanita Valdez-Cox, Executive Director of La Union Del Pueblo Entero.
The Supreme Court has been considering whether to take up the case for months, while allowing renewals for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to continue. However, only congress can pass legislation to protect dreamers permanently.
By agreeing to take the case, the Supreme Court provided an opportunity for Republicans and Democrats in Congress to resolve the status of the young immigrants, possibly by giving them a chance to earn citizenship.
The supreme court will review three cases on DACA in their next term, possibly beginning in October. A decision is expected by next June.
The decision, which is already a hot topic for presidential candidates, will be made in the middle of the 2020 presidential campaign, with several hopefuls pledging to reverse the current administration’s decision to end the program.