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Supreme Court To Decide Fate Of DACA

Demonstrators arrive in front of the US Supreme Court during the
Demonstrators arrive in front of the US Supreme Court during the "Home Is Here" March for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) on November 10, 2019 in Washington D.C.

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Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will be hearing arguments for the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, commonly referred to as DACA. 

They’ll be deciding whether the Trump Administration can legally discontinue the Obama-era program, which protects about 700,000 young undocumented individuals from deportation. The hearings come after President Trump announced efforts to terminate the program back in 2017, but was blocked by various court rulings across the country. 

Now, it’s up to the Supreme Court to decide whether the Trump Administration can move forward with terminating DACA. A ruling is expected no later than June 2020, 

Two attorneys join us to preview the arguments before tomorrow’s hearing.


Mark Rosenbaum, co-counsel on the DACA case, where he’s representing 11 DACA recipients who filed the lawsuit; he is director of the Opportunity Under Law practice area at the non-profit pro bono law firm Public Counsel

Josh Blackman, associate professor of law at the South Texas College of Law Houston, where he specializes in constitutional law; he tweets @JoshMBlackman