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Experts: President’s ‘cruelty' and ‘incompetence' forced chief justice to use DACA ruling as a ‘rebuke to Trump’

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Immigration and legal experts are weighing in on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that President Donald Trump violated federal law. The Chief Justice ruled Trump cannot arbitrarily end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama program known as DACA that protects over 700,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children by their parents.


DACA is supported by 85% of Americans. Trump has tried to kill the program since taking office in 2017.

New York Times chief White House correspondent called the majority opinion, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, a “rebuke to Trump.”

University of Texas School of Law law professor and CNN contributor:

Voting rights expert and Mother Jones reporter Ari Berman invoked a more colorful response:

Civil rights lawyer:

MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes:

NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner:

Former DOJ spokesperson, now an MSNBC Justice & Security Analyst:

Economist David Rothschild:

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