Experts: President’s ‘cruelty' and ‘incompetence' forced chief justice to use DACA ruling as a ‘rebuke to Trump’
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:
It's not that Chief Justice Roberts is a closet progressive. He's not. It's that the Trump administration is *real… https://t.co/vkVn8h2G4c— Steve Vladeck (@Steve Vladeck)1592490469.0
Just like with census case, Roberts basically told Trump admin they were full of shit— Ari Berman (@Ari Berman)1592490054.0
This week provides powerful evidence that the Supreme Court is responsive to public opinion.— Sasha Samberg-Champion (@Sasha Samberg-Champion)1592489802.0
The sheer capricious sloppiness of the Trump admin has basically forced Roberts hands *twice* - on this and the cen… https://t.co/TBUhXGLSvf— Chris Hayes (@Chris Hayes)1592489406.0
Todays DACA decision by the Supreme Court is a wonderful affirmation of the values and principles that ACTUALLY mak… https://t.co/fDQKVASnx3— Glenn Kirschner (@Glenn Kirschner)1592490537.0
Memo to Trump supporters: this DACA ruling, like the census ruling, is 100% the result of a corrupt buffoon being p… https://t.co/kQUgPFiQzz— Matthew Miller (@Matthew Miller)1592489853.0