The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday will take up one of the most important cases of the term — the fate of DACA, the federal program that has allowed nearly 800,000 young people, known as Dreamers, to avoid deportation and remain in the country.
The court must decide whether the Trump administration improperly tried to shut the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program down by simply declaring it to be illegal while offering no detailed explanation or analyzing the effect on the immigrant population. No such analysis was necessary, the Department of Justice insists.
The DACA initiative was launched in 2012 and allows children of illegal immigrants to remain here if they were under 16 when their parents brought them to the United States and if they arrived by 2007.
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case Tuesday, but a ruling in the contentious case isn't likely until the spring of 2020. That all but assures that DACA will figure in the presidential campaign, NBC News' Justice Correspondent Pete Williams points out.
The 95-year-old, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 and has spent his post-presidential years as a highly visible advocate for the poor worldwide, has fallen at home at least twice in recent months.
The “Today” show’s Savannah Guthrie held former UN ambassador Nikki Haley’s feet to the fire over her claims in her new book about former White House insiders pressuring her to undermine Trump. Watch the interview below.
Trump staffers have a choice: Loyalty and maybe prison, or betrayal and derision. Michael Conway, who served as counsel for the U.S. House Judiciary Committee during the impeachment inquiry of Nixon, writes in an opinion piece.