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AP Explains: US Supreme Court ruling on DACA program

 

Last updated 6/18/2020 at 1:46pm

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients listen to speakers during a news conference in front of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the DACA program Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Phoenix. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled President Donald Trump improperly ended the program that protects immigrants brought to the country as children and allows them to legally work, keeping the people enrolled in DACA. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

ASTRID GALVAN

The Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the program that protects immigrants who were brought to the country as children and allows them to work. The court on Thursday ruled President Donald Trump didn't properly end the program, which then-President Barack Obama created in 2012. Trump attempted to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in 2017 shortly after being elected on a largely anti-immigrant platform. Here's what the high court's decision means:

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