Becky G, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Cheer Supreme Court's DACA Ruling: 'Literally Have Tears in My Eyes'

Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Lin-Manuel Miranda of 'Siempre, Luis' attends the IMDb Studio at Acura Festival Village on location at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival – Day 2 on Jan. 25, 2020 in Park City, Utah.

In a major decision reversing yet another Trump administration priority, the Supreme Court voted on Thursday (June 18) to reject the White House's decision to cancel DACA, the program that gave legal protection and work authorization to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

In a 5-4 decision that included the four liberal justices joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court said the administration cannot immediately proceed with its plan to end the program -- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals -- that affects more than the 700,000 immigrants known as "Dreamers," according to The New York Times.

The decision is a reversal of one of the Trump campaign's central promises to its conservative base, with Roberts writing, "We do not decide whether DACA or its rescission are sound policies. We address only whether the agency complied with the procedural requirement that it provide a reasoned explanation for its action."

The decision was applauded by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who has long advocated on behalf of Dreamers. He tweeted simply, "#HomeIsHere." The Head and the Heart also cheered the action, writing "YES DACA! YES HUMAN RIGHTS!!"

Among the other prominent figures supporting the Supreme Court's move were former first lady and Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, who said, "Today's Supreme Court decision to uphold DACA is a happy end to the cruel uncertainty the Trump administration put these young people through. Now Congress must give them a path to citizenship."

Becky G said, "Literally have tears in my eyes after seeing that the Supreme Court ruled against the trump administration & in favor of the DACA program."

Others weighing in include Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, former president Barack Obama, Nancy Sinatra and many others.

Coming on top of a landmark ruling on Monday from the Supreme Court that officially protects LGBTQ people from workplace discrimination, it's been a rough week for Trump, who admitted as much in a tweet. Reacting to Thursday's DACA decision, he tweeted, "Do you get the impression that the Supreme Court doesn't like me?"

See how bold-faced names reacted to the Supreme Court's decision below.

"Wow! The Supreme Court has surprised us again. What a relief that Trump’s ploy to end DACA was shot down. But what a nasty thing this administration did, forcing all those young people to stomach such uncertainty since 2017. Having to celebrate DACA not being upended is hardly what anyone hoped we’d be celebrating in 2020, but such are the times. What we need is immigration reform, y’all, and people brought to the U.S. as children deserve a pathway to citizenship! There’s a lot of work to be done. But still, today is a relief." - Che Apalache

"We are thrilled for all the young DACA recipients to have a chance to pursue their dreams and continue on their path to success in this country they love. Dreamers, dream on!"  - THE TEXICANA MAMAS


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