The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on November 11, 2019, as to whether President Trump could rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, commonly known as DACA. Based on questions and comments made by the justices, many commentators suggest that we may be looking forward to another 5-4 decision, with five of the justices allowing the President to cancel the program. One of the justices, Chief Justice Roberts, suggested that he saw DACA as illegal from the start, while another justice, Justice Brent Kavanaugh, suggested that he was satisfied with the explanation for the cancellation. The other justices like Justice Sotomayor said the President had told DACA-eligible people "that they were safe under him and that he would find a way to keep them here."
Following the hearing, the President suggested that a ruling in his favor would force Democrats to negotiate a way to keep the DACA recipients in this country. President Trump tweeted: "A deal would be made with Dems for them to stay!"
Currently more than 660,000 people have active DACA status. A vast majority of these DACA recipients are currently employed in the U.S.