The US Supreme Court ruled against President Donald Trump’s bid to end a programme that protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from getting deported.
The American justices upheld lower court rulings which found his move to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) programme was “unlawful”.
This programme protects “Dreamers” – undocumented youths brought to the US as children, who dream of having a better life.
Trump administration has sought to end the Obama-era policy since 2017.
The Supreme Court took up the case after lower courts ruled that the Trump administration did not adequately explain why it was ending the programme, criticising the White House’s “capricious” explanations.
The justices voted 5-4 to uphold the lower courts’ that the administration’s order violated the Administrative Procedure Act, which says a government action cannot be “arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion or otherwise not in accordance with law” or “unsupported by substantial evidence”.on Thursday.