The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the White House and Trump administration can not end the Obama-era immigration program called 'Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals', or DACA.
The DACA program was created to prevent some young immigrant children from deportation, and also allows them to obtain work permits. According to the L.A. Times, over 27,000 DACA recipients are currently employed as healthcare workers in the United States.
The White House argued that Obama and his administration didn't have the authority to implement DACA during his presidency. The Supreme Court disagreed in a 5-4 ruling.
“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,” Trump responded.
"We do not decide whether DACA or its rescission are sound policies," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority opinion. "'The wisdom' of those decisions 'is none of our concern.' We address only whether the agency complied with the procedural requirement that it provide a reasoned explanation for its action."
In a Politico poll, over 75% of registered voters in the United States were in favor of the young immigrants, or "Dreamers" being protected under DACA.
Read more about the Supreme Courts ruling on the Los Angeles Times.