“It Felt Like We Could Finally Take a Deep Breath”: A DACA Recipient on Thursday’s Supreme Court Ruling

“It Felt Like We Could Finally Take a Deep Breath”: A DACA Recipient on Thursday’s Supreme Court Ruling

As-told-to-daca-recepientGreisa Martinez Rosas grew up in Dallas after emigrating with her parents from Hidalgo, Mexico. She is a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA] program and an immigrant rights organizer. Martinez currently serves as the deputy executive director of United We Dream, a national organization of more than 100,000 immigrant youths.  For months, DACA recipients like Martinez had been waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on the Trump administration’s decision in 2017 to end the program—created by President Barack Obama in 2012—and eliminate protections against deportation for nearly 700,000 individuals. The program allows undocumented individuals who came to the U.S. while under the age of sixteen and who have continuously resided here since June 2007 to work, go to school,…View Original Post

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