The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA protections for nearly 700,000 immigrants brought to the United States as children.
The decision means the roughly 17,000 DACA recipients from New Jersey can stay in the US, but it also leaves the door open for the Department of Homeland Security to take up the issue again.
The legal fight over the federal program has been playing out for years. After DACA was initially ordered to end, lower court rulings allowed it to continue, letting young immigrants already enrolled to reapply every two years, while others waited in limbo.
Briana Vannozzi spoke with Sara Cullinane, the director of Make the Road New Jersey, one of the organizations that’s been leading the fight in the state.