DACA is BACK (For Now): Supreme Court Reverses Trump Administration’s Refusal to Honor Deferred Action for Undocumented Immigrants that Entered as Children

Well, since I’m sitting here hitting refresh on the SCOTUS page I figured I’d report that the Supreme Court just reversed the Trump administration’s reversal of Obama’s deferred action program for folks that entered the country as kids. Per the Opinion: “Those granted such relief are also eligible for work authorization and various federal benefits. Some 700,000 aliens have availed themselves of this opportunity.”

Here’s the opinion: 18-587 Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of Univ. of Cal. (06_18_2020)

Chief Justice Roberts penned the opinion and while it ostensibly has nothing to do with the TCPA, the focus on federal agencies being required to justify a new course with new findings is important for us all to keep in mind in connection with the FCC’s pending review of TCPA petitions and the TCPA public notice proceeding.

For those interested– the decision makes it clear that Trump can do away with DACA, his administration just didn’t do it right the first time. Haste makes waste and all that.

TCPA news coming later today.


Leave a Reply