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Nation's highest court Declines to rule now on DACA CASE

In this file photo from October, Jean Kelsey holds a sign while listening to speakers during a DACA rally at Oklahoma State University-OKC in Oklahoma City. [Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman]
In this file photo from October, Jean Kelsey holds a sign while listening to speakers during a DACA rally at Oklahoma State University-OKC in Oklahoma City. [Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman]

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a case dealing with the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — for now.

The announcement was a setback to the Trump administration, which had sought to bypass a federal appeals court.

Reutersreported:

The justices refused to hear the administration’s appeal of a federal judge’s Jan. 9 nationwide injunction that halted Trump’s move to rescind a program that benefits immigrants known as “Dreamers”  implemented in 2012 by his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama. 

The protections were due to start phasing out in March under the Republican president’s action, announced in September. 

The DACA program provides work permits that are renewable every two years and protection from deportation to children of undocumented immigrants who meet certain requirements.

Uncertainty surrounding the fate of the program has caused anxiety for Dreamers and their families. One DACA recipient who spoke to The Oklahoman last week talked about what it has been like living with the uncertainty

“It's painful to not know,” she said. “It's kind of like they're playing with our lives, with our feelings. They say they have a plan, but they never put it in place. It's just painful. It hurts to know that we're just being talked about, but nothing's being done for a permanent solution.”

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Jean Kelsey holds her sign as she listens to speakers during a DACA rally at Oklahoma State University/OKC in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The rally by the students was organized to express their belief that undocumented students have a right to be in America, and work to become U.S. citizens. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Jean Kelsey holds her sign as she listens to speakers during a DACA rally at Oklahoma State University/OKC in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The rally by the students was organized to express their belief that undocumented students have a right to be in America, and work to...

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Darla Slipke

Darla Slipke is an enterprise reporter for The Oklahoman. She is a native of Bristol, Conn., and a graduate of the University of Kansas. Slipke worked for newspapers in Kansas, Connecticut, North Carolina and Oklahoma, including a previous... Read more ›

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