It’s been a long battle between former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, better known as DACA, and President Trump’s bid to end the program altogether.
The DACA program was originally created under an executive order by Obama to give undocumented children, who were brought into the country illegally, an opportunity to stay in the country.
The order allows for deferred deportation actions, giving DACA recipients a renewable two-year grace period and eligibility to obtain a work permit.
The Trump Administration is arguing that the executive order protects a group of people who are here illegally. Up to now, lower courts have issued injunctions blocking the Trump administration’s plans.
If the Supreme Court rules in favor of the Trump Administration, it’s estimated that approximately 700,000 DACA recipients could face deportation.
Here’s what you should know about DACA:
An entire generation of immigrants who came to the U.S. early in life have been able to grow up here, thanks to Obama's DACA program. This week, the Supreme Court is hearing cases that could change the fate of the nearly 1 million Dreamers (In partnership with @emcollective) pic.twitter.com/7brb5CI2O1
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) November 11, 2019
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