The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will most likely not end on March 5, as President Donald Trump directed, thanks to a United States Supreme Court decision announced Monday.
The high court declined to review a federal judge’s order requiring the program to continue past the deadline Trump set six months ago, leaving the program in place for now.
It’s not the end of the story though. The Court is simply letting the case work its way through the appeals process, which means it could still reach the Supreme Court later.
Still, the action represents a temporary victory for the young adults brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents or guardians as children, who are now protected from deportation and allowed work permits under the program established by President Barack Obama in 2012.