Trump Has 'Absolute Discretion' To Nix DACA, Justices Told

Law360 (August 20, 2019, 3:59 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration told the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday that it has "absolute discretion" to dismantle the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and cease to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.

The administration urged the justices to overturn lower court orders that have kept the program alive, arguing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has the discretion to set its own immigration enforcement priorities. Its decision to roll back the DACA program — which has allowed over 800,000 young unauthorized immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to remain in the country legally —...

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