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The US Supreme Court says President Trump's decision to end a major immigration program was wrong in the way it was handled.

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion, saying the Department of Homeland Security's action to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, was "arbitrary and capricious" under the Administrative Procedures Act. Saying the administration did not adequately justify the end of DACA, Roberts pointed out Homeland Security can rescind the program but the high court faulted the procedure used in doing so.

DACA allows some minors illegally in the United States a chance to receive a work permit and a renewable two-year period where they can avoid deportation if they don't have felonies or serious misdemeanors on their records. The program went into effect in 2012 under former president Barack Obama. The Trump administration took action to phase out DACA in 2017.

This is the second significant policy defeat for Trump at the hands of the Supreme Court this week. On Monday, the Supreme Court said employers could not discriminate against workers based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Last modified on Thursday, 18 June 2020 10:01