Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Podcast: The future of DACA

The Supreme Court last week heard arguments on President Trump's efforts to end DACA, the Obama-era program that allows hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants to remain in the country if brought here as minors. Dan digs in with Axios' Stef Kight, who watched and reported on the proceedings.

Go deeper: Supreme Court weighs judicial role, human impact of ending DACA

Supreme Court weighs judicial role, human impact of ending DACA

DACA protestors outside the Supreme Court
Hundreds of people gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court to rally in support of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Supreme Court justices appeared divided on Tuesday over whether the Trump administration properly rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an Obama-era policy that allows unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to remain and work in the country.

The big picture: Liberal justices questioned whether the administration clearly explained why it ended DACA — beyond claiming it to be illegal — and the impact of ending it. Conservative justices seemed skeptical about whether the courts have the authority to review the decision at all.