Faith groups react to Supreme Court ruling against Trump on DACA

Faith groups are applauding the US Supreme Court’s decision temporarily halting the Trump administration’s efforts to rescind an Obama-era program granting legal protection to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children.

The 5–4 decision, written by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and handed down on June 18, blocked the Trump administration’s efforts to “wind down” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which was created by President Obama in 2012 to shield qualified young immigrants from deportation.

The decision hinged on a technicality: it did not prohibit the federal government from rescinding the program but rather ruled that it did so improperly.