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Tallahassee 'dreamer' relieved DACA program will continue

Posted at 5:49 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 17:49:41-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A major victory occurred Thursday for dreamers and supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals act.

In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court Justices blocked the Trump administration's efforts to end the program.

DACA protects undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.

The Court found the administration didn't provide sufficient reason to end the program.

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the President does have the power to end DACA, but he didn't do it right.

"A sense of relief," said Maria Torres, a DACA recipient." It was all, 'What are we going to do if it does get blocked, and if it's denied and all our normal activities?' Our whole life is here. I live here with my family who are all residents and U.S. citizens."

Immigration Lawyer Elizabeth Ricci calls this a step in the right direction.

In order for things to really be safe for dreamers, Ricci says it's up to Congress to come up with a permanent solution.