WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is among those cheering the Supreme Court’s blow to President Donald Trump’s immigration policy. The justices’ 5-4 decision delivered Thursday ruled that his administration unlawfully tried to dismantle the Obama-era program to protect young immigrants from deportation.

The ruling is a boost for “Dreamers,” hundreds of thousands of whom have been in the United States since they were children. The justices rejected administration arguments that the eight-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program is illegal and that courts have no role to play in reviewing the decision to end DACA.

“The Supreme Court made the right choice to overturn Donald Trump’s cruel termination of DACA—but this fight is far from over,” Warren tweeted. “I’ll keep fighting to ensure Dreamers and their families have a path to citizenship in the country they call home.”

Sen. Ed Markey called the ruling “a victory for justice.”

Trump described recent Supreme Court decisions, which include a ruling that protects LGBTQ workers from job discrimination, as “horrible and politically charged.”

The outcome seems certain to elevate the issue in Trump’s campaign for reelection, given the anti-immigrant rhetoric of his first presidential run in 2016 and immigration restrictions his administration has imposed since then.

Warren is one of six in contention to become presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, according to a recent report.

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Comments (2)
  1. JOHN J DUMAS says:

    DACA termination should not be overturned “because it is cruel”. DACA termination should be overturned because this is the only country these people have ever known. They are more American than anything else.

  2. Vincent Vega says:

    I know liz the liar is playing to the masses but the court did not overturn the order, they rejected it on procedure, not on what the order was about. Yes it is dead for know but it could come back.

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