Immigrants anxious as they await Supreme Court DACA decision

Politics 2020/6/5

Immigrants anxious as they await Supreme Court DACA decision

Reyna Montoya stands outside her home Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Gilbert, Ariz. Every Monday, Montoya wakes up extra early and logs onto the Supreme Court´s blog, hitting refresh over and over again to find out if it´s ruled on the Obama-era program that shields her from deportation. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Immigrants anxious as they await Supreme Court DACA decision

This Wednesday, June 3, 2020 selfie shows Adrián Escárate at the home he´s staying in Santa Cruz, Calif. Escárate, 31, is enrolled in Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program that shields immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children from deportation while allowing them to work. The Trump administration ended DACA in 2017, resulting in legal challenges. The Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on whether Trump can end the program. (Adrián Escárate via AP)

Immigrants anxious as they await Supreme Court DACA decision

This June 4, 2020, self-portrait shows Joella Roberts, a DACA recipient originally from Trinidad and Tobago, at her home in Washington, D.C. Roberts says she loses sleep the night before the Supreme Court is expected to release decisions on cases. The high court is expected to release a ruling on the fate of the Obama-era program that shields immigrants brought to the country as children from deportation while allowing them to work. (Joella Roberts via AP)

PHOENIX (AP) — Reyna Montoya’s hands get sweaty and her throat feels like it’s closing just talking about the anxiety of every Monday this spring.

The immigrant rights activist who´s shielded from deportation and allowed to legally work in the U.S. under an Obama-era program sets a 6 a.m. alarm so she’s alert when the latest Supreme Court decision may be posted online about an hour later.

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