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Promise Arizona: DACA Recipients Have Faced Enough Uncertainty

While the Supreme Court decides the fate of DACA recipients, an Arizona Hispanic rights group says the immigrants have faced enough uncertainty in their lives.

The high court heard first arguments Tuesday morning on the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

While one side said the Trump administration failed to give its reasoning, the other said the Obama administration took the same liberties when founding the program.

Petra Falcon is head of Promise Arizona, a nonprofit immigration advocacy group. She said she hopes the court will rule on the humanitarian issues rather than party lines.

“They came to this country to grow up here went to school here, have been contributing and have attempted to have some kind of a future and we need them in this economic environment," Falcon said. 

Trump tweeted Tuesday “Many of the people in DACA, no longer very young, are far from angels.” 

The Supreme Court is expected to rule sometime next year.

Madeline Nelson is completing her last year of college at Arizona State University through the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She previously attended the University of Arizona until she interned at the state capitol with Arizona Capitol Television. There, she learned of ASU’s Broadcast Journalism school in Phoenix and decided to transfer.Nelson is originally from Minnesota and hopes to continue to travel while working as a newscast producer or reporter.