The Supreme Court voted 5-4 in favor of shooting down the Trump administration’s bid to repeal the DACA act (which differs from DREAM in that it allows applicants a path to citizenship), with Chief Justice Roberts casting the deciding vote. He wrote: “The appropriate recourse is therefore to remand to DHS so that it may reconsider the problem anew.” He also said that the Federal Government didn’t provide enough of a legal justification for putting an end to the program.
“Today’s decision must be recognized for what it is: an effort to avoid a politically controversial but legally correct decision,” Roberts continued, further calling the Trump administration’s attempt to rescind it “arbitrary and capricious.”
In addition to Roberts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan all voted in favor of keeping DACA. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil M. Gorsuch, and Brett M. Kavanaugh all voted in favor of repealing it.