The Supreme Court upheld DACA which protects more than 70,000 DREAMers. This decision was made based on a technicality, therefore, Trump will likely seek other avenues to terminate DACA. The possibility of offering a more permanent solution for DACA recipients remains in the hands of the Senate. Passing DACA and creating permanency could help carve out a path to also making it less arbitrary, a fault of the program that is highlighted the this piece from the New York Times.
The Supreme Court’s approved fast-track deportation of asylum seekers without any opportunity to challenge their expedited removal order. This perpetuates an abuse of power among and within the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. This decision gives complete reign to immigration officials to determine the fate of asylum seekers without ever being given the chance to present their case in front of a judge. Read more about the decision.
A federal judge struck down the Trump Administration’s policy that barred immigrants from obtaining asylum in the U.S. if they had travelled through another country prior to arriving at the border and hadn’t applied for and been denied asylum in that country. This judgment reopens access to legal protection for Central Americans, Venezuelans, Cubans, and other nationalities who have come through Nogales and are currently in the asylum process in the U.S. Learn more.