The following is an excerpt from AUDREY TAYLOR | February 26, 2018 | abcnews.go.com |
The Supreme Court Monday declined to review a federal judge's order continuing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — a move that stymies the Trump administration's efforts to quickly end the program.
At the White House, while meeting with the nation's governors, President Donald Trump reacted, saying: "We tried to get it moved quickly because we'd like to help DACA. I think everybody in this room wants to help with DACA, but the Supreme Court just ruled it has to go through the normal channels. So it's going back in. There won't be any surprise."
Since its inception, under the Obama-era program, thousands of young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children have been granted protection from deportation. The program has also become a key flash point amid heated debate over immigration reform.
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