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Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on DACA Cases

HeadlineNov 12, 2019

In immigration news, the Supreme Court will begin to hear oral arguments today on three lawsuits demanding the Trump administration preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, the Obama-era program that grants protection from deportation and a work permit to at least 700,000 undocumented people brought to the United States as children. This is 31-year-old DACA recipient Maricruz Abarca.

Maricruz Abarca: “If the Supreme Court doesn’t go in favor of DACA, basically, it’s going to be just — for me personally, it’s just going to be an end. It’s like I’m just going to go back to the shadows and, you know, not continue my education pursuing my dreams to become a criminal lawyer. … The future of thousands of DREAMers, and not only DREAMers, but American U.S. citizens, are basically in their hands. It’s like we are — we are just right there in the limbo, not knowing what’s going to happen with our lives.”

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