Who they are: Six DACA recipients rejoice over court ruling

  • In this June 12, 2020, photo, Joella Roberts, 22, of Washington, who is a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program and is originally from Trinidad and Tobago, leads a protest near the White House in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. On Thursday, June 18, the U.S. Supreme Court kept alive the Obama-era program that allows immigrants brought here as children to work and protects them from deportation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

PHOENIX — The U.S. Supreme Court has kept alive, for now, the Obama-era program that allows immigrants brought here as children to work and protects them from deportation. The high court on Thursday ruled that the Trump administration attempted to end the program improperly when it announced it was rescinding it in 2017. Since then, only people who were already enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program have been able to stay on board, and no new applicants have been accepted. About 650,000 people have DACA protections. Here are six from around the country.

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