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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Oklahomans Rally At Supreme Court As DACA Arguments Begin

Nov 12, 2019
Dozens of individuals hold signs in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 12, as a crowd advocates for justices to uphold the Obama-era DACA program.
Addison Kliewer / Gaylord News

WASHINGTON––The fate of nearly 13,000 undocumented Oklahomans and 700,000 undocumented nationwide now rests with the six men and three women justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Emily Wendler / StateImpact Oklahoma

When President Donald Trump ordered an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program last September, he put 700,000 immigrants’ futures in jeopardy.

The Obama-era policy, also known as DACA, protects young people who were brought to America by their parents — many illegally — from deportation.