Those living in the Dallas and Houston area as well as other parts of Texas will want to be aware of recent developments regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, otherwise known as DACA. The court struck down efforts by President Donald Trump to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants.

This decision was seen as a rebuke from the high court. It occurred amid Trump’s campaign for re-election.

The Supreme Court justices rejected the administration’s arguments that the DACA program, which has been in existence for eight years, is illegal and that the courts shouldn’t have anything to do with the decision to end DACA. In fact, the court had much to say. Chief Justice John Roberts, along with his four liberal colleagues, wrote for the court that the administration did not pursue the end of the program properly.

On the other side, the four conservative justices disagreed. Justice Clarence Thomas, along with Justices Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito, wrote that DACA was illegal the moment Obama’s administration created it in 2012. Additionally, in a separate dissent, Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote that he was convinced that in trying to end DACA, the administration acted appropriately.

DACA recipients were extremely happy with the ruling. They will continue to advocate.

At the present time, families need all the immigration law protection that is available. With tensions high within the state of Texas, immigration attorneys might be needed by those looking to receive visas and people with other immigration needs. A lawyer who has his or her client’s interests in mind can help him or her remain in this country. Often, an attorney speaks other languages, such as Spanish, French, Italian and Korean, and can make the communication easier. Rather than put loved ones at risk, a person with immigration issues needs someone on his or her side who is sympathetic to his or her plight.