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DACA Supporters Rejoice -- And Wonder What's Next

DACA supporters in Phoenix protest outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office shortly after the announcement that DACA would end in six months, barring action by Congress.
DACA supporters in Phoenix protest outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office shortly after the announcement that DACA would end in six months, barring action by Congress.

Quite a few jaws dropped when the U.S. Supreme Court opted to leave Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals--DACA--in place, denying the Trump administration's bid to end the program created by President Obama.

The denial was based on technical issues, not merits. So the immigrants without full legal status who arrived as children, the "dreamers," could still face deportation. The administration is making some moves on immigration while Congress considers action (not seen as likely in an election year).

We gather some reactions to the Supreme Court ruling. John Almaguer is an immigration attorney who follows the issue closely. Southern Oregon University student Jocksana Corona, a dreamer, also visits.

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