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DACA Recipients In LA Brace For Supreme Court Decision

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DACA recipient Christine Park, 27, demonstrates in Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy of Christine Park)
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The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule by the end of this month on the fate of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA. The Obama-era program gives temporary protection from deportation to roughly 650,000 young unauthorized immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. President Trump rescinded DACA in 2017, but his action was blocked by lower courts.

For DACA recipients like Christine Park, amid the pandemic, police brutality and recent protests, the prospect of losing one's work permit and facing deportation is too much.

“I'm not gonna lie to you, I have not been coping well,” said Park, who arrived from South Korea at age 10.

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