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SCOTUS and DACA: what you need to know

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DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and is intended to protect those who arrived in the United States as children lacking official documentation.

Around 700,000 immigrants are DACA recipients and are legally protected from deportation and work permit denials, according to The Hill.

In 2017, Trump called for the DACA program to end, changing the way the DACA system worked and rendering people previously eligible for DACA ineligible. This move sparked lawsuits which have now reached the Supreme Court, according to Time.

DACA does not provide its recipients a pathway to citizenship, according to Time.

The Supreme Court heard the DACA cases on Nov. 12, 2019 and are expected to rule on how to proceed with DACA by June 2020, according to the National Immigration Law Center. Currently there are four liberal justices and five conservative justices seated on the court.

You can help DACA recipients by showing your public support. Text DACACall to 877-877 to stay informed by United We Dream, a network for immigrant and allies ran by youth. Join local rallies and stay educated. Use the hashags #HereToStay or #SupportDreamers on social media, and use your platforms to spread the word.

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