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Supreme Court Heard Oral Arguments over DACA Program

HeadlineNov 13, 2019

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments over lawsuits demanding the Trump administration preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, the Obama-era program that grants protection from deportation and a work permit to at least 700,000 undocumented people brought to the United States as children. The New York Times reports the court’s conservative majority appears poised to side with President Trump in ending the program, while some of the court’s liberal justices seemed skeptical of Trump’s efforts. Justice Sonia Sotomayor said on Tuesday the termination of DACA “is not about the law. This is about our choice to destroy lives.”

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