The only authoritarian
level of resistance coming against Trump is from an unexpected source. Yes, the
Supreme Court is ruling against the President’s decisions and giving him an
ultimatum. On Thursday, the Supreme Court said that Trump’s administration’s plan
to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals will not be regulated
because of a lack of adequate justification.
During Obama’s time in 2012, this law was
implemented and gave protection to young immigrants against illegal
deportation. They are allowed to stay in the country as “Dreamers” and obtain
work permits to earn lives.
However, it is not a
surprise that Trump’s government has always been against minorities and
immigrants so they tried to shut down the program. The administration said that
even though DACA is legal, the Department of Homeland Security can remove
anyone without a review from court case because according to them DACA “was a
temporary stopgap measure that, on its face, could be rescinded at any time.”
Before the Supreme
Court ruled in favor of the implementation of the law, even the lower court
argued that Trump’s administration did not provide adequate evidence to remove
Justice John Roberts
wrote the decision and said that Trump and his government were unaware of the
negative effects this removal of law would have on the children who rely on the
protection. However, we all know that the Supreme Court seldom comes up with
sensible decisions so they did not rule out the possibility of eliminating DACA;
they just said that the administration’s evidence was not enough.
“We do not decide
whether DACA or its rescission are sound policies,” Roberts wrote. “We address
only whether the agency complied with the procedural requirement that it
provide a reasoned explanation for its action. Here the agency failed to
consider the conspicuous issues of whether to retain forbearance and what if
anything to do about the hardship to DACA recipients.”
You can guess how upset Trump and his fans were
after the decision, especially when last week the Supreme Court also issued an
order of workplace protections for the LGBTQ+ community.
The Supreme Court is
being lauded by others and social media is full of celebration right now as
this means a secure future for a lot of immigrant children who will be able to
acquire work without Trump’s administration threatening their citizenship.