(PresidentialWire.com)- The Supreme Court delivered a blow to President Donald Trump’s pro-America agenda on Thursday, when judged rejected his administration’s effort to end the legal protections given to the children of illegal immigrants in the United States. The children – illegal immigrants themselves – were offered legal protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals scheme introduced under former President Barack Obama in 2012.
Under the program, illegal immigrants are protected from deportation for a renewable two-year period. It effectively allows illegals to live and work in the United States without risk of deportation, and for years now, President Donald Trump has worked to end the program and restore fairness.
Now, though, it looks like he can’t – and illegal immigrants will still be allowed to continue living in the United States and even accessing services and funding specifically set out for legal American citizens.
Make no mistake – this is a painful blow. The Supreme Court has regularly sided with President Donald Trump on key issues since his election. Trump has made it clear that he would do everything he can to deport illegal immigrants, stop the influx of more illegals, and stop the unfair DACA system program.
The Supreme Court decided that the DACA program is not illegal, which is the case put forward by the Trump administration. Supreme Court Justices also noted that the courts don’t have a role to play in reviewing the decision to end the program. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the Trump administration didn’t properly pursue the end of the DACA program, too.
“We do not decide whether DACA or its recission are sound policies,” he said. “We address only whether the agency complied with the procedural requirement that it provide a reasoned explanation for its action. Here the agency failed to consider the conspicuous issues of whether to retain forbearance and what if anything to do about the hardship to DACA recipients.”
He also said that the Department of Homeland Security is free to try again.
The four conservative justices on the Supreme Court dissented in the vote, writing that DACA was illegal from the very start.