The New York Times/ Adam Liptak and Michael D. Shear/ February 26, 2018
WASHINGTON â€” The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an unusual request from the Trump administration to decide whether it was entitled to shut down a program that shields some 700,000 young, undocumented immigrants from deportation.
The courtâ€™s decision not to hear the administrationâ€™s appeal was expected, as no appeals court has yet ruled on the issue.
The courtâ€™s move came amid a complex political battle over immigration generally, and the program at issue in the case, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, in particular.
The program shields people who were brought into the United States as children from deportation and allows them to work. The status lasts for two years but is renewable.
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