"They Don't Like Me" - Trump Floored After Supreme Court Protects DACA, Suggests 2nd Amendment At Risk Without 'More Justices'

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by Tyler Durden
Thursday, Jun 18, 2020 - 02:44 PM

Update (1115ET): President Trump slammed the Supreme Court after its Tuesday ruling which blocks the Administration from ending DACA.

Following the decision, Trump retweeted the Daily Caller's highlighting of the dissent written by Justice Thomas, who said the decision is "An effort to avoid a politically controversial but legally correct decision."

Trump then tweeted "These horrible & politically charged decisions coming out of the Supreme Court are shotgun blasts into the face of people that are proud to call themselves Republicans or Conservatives," adding "We need more Justices or we will lose our 2nd. Amendment & everything else. Vote Trump 2020!"

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In a blow to President Trump's immigration agenda, the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled to block the Trump administration from ending the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects nearly 700,000 young illegal immigrants from deportation.

In a split ruling which will keep the program open to an estimated 1.3 million non-citizens, the justices said the Trump administration failed to adequately justify terminating the program. In other words - struck down on a technicality that the Trump administration can correct.

Trump announced last September that it would rescind DACA - a decision which was challenged by multiple federal courts by Democratic state attorneys general, along with several organizations and individuals.

In January, US District Judge William Alsup ruled that the program must remain in place while DACA is litigated - keeping 690,000 people covered by the program.