The highest court in the land will decide whether President Donald Trump acted lawfully when he moved to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, that shields hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants from deportation.
The currently conservative-majority Supreme Court announced it will hear arguments and issue a ruling during its next term — which starts this October, and runs through June 2020.
This means a decision on DACA could come up in the middle of the 2020 presidential race.
The Trump administration argues that former President Barack Obama overstepped his constitutional powers by creating DACA, which protects certain eligible undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children from deportation and grants them work permits.
For now, DACA remains in effect for people already enrolled.
New applications are not being accepted by the Trump administration.