The Supreme Court’s decision to keep DACA alive for now is a victory for hundreds of thousands of unauthorized immigrants who came to the US as children.
However, this can only be seen as a temporary victory.
The justices wrote in their opinion that Trump would have to articulate a more robust rationale for terminating the program.
The President is claiming that he still wants to end DACA and file a new lawsuit to challenge DACA again.
Over 65,000 people have become eligible for DACA since 2017, when the Trump administration stopped accepting new applications for the program amid ongoing court challenges. Those young immigrants have been waiting for their chance to apply for the program, but it’s not clear whether the Trump administration will resume accepting new applications now that the Supreme Court has ruled. USCIS has declined to comment on this to date.