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While SCOTUS Deliberates DACA, Gov. Ducey Says Congress Should Do Its Job

The U.S. Supreme Court is currently deliberating whether the White House has the authority to cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. However, Gov. Doug Ducey sees the issue as Congress' responsibility.

The governor told Capitol Media Services Congress should do its job and find a permanent solution for the more than 660,000 DREAMers living in the U.S.

DACA is an Obama-era system allowing immigrants who arrived in the U.S. undocumented as children to remain, so long as they meet certain criteria.

Whatever the Supreme Court decides, Ducey said he wants Congress to find a path toward legalizing DACA recipients, including the nearly 25,000 living in Arizona.

"The Supreme Court's going to do what the Supreme Court's going to do," he said. "I want to make sure that the rug isn't pulled out from underneath these DACA kids. The judicial branch has its role, the legislative branch has its role."

While Ducey has criticized the Obama administration for establishing DACA, he has also said DREAMers should not be punished for their parents' decisions.

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Holliday Moore is a native Arizonan and veteran journalist who joined KJZZ’s news team in January 2017.Moore graduated from Arizona State University after double majoring in mass communications and marketing/management. She spent her first two decades reporting for television news, beginning in small markets and working up to congressional correspondent in Washington, D.C., for a political news service.Family commitments in Arizona brought her back to the Southwest, where she covered legislative and court beats for Albuquerque’s KRQE-TV and the infamous Four Corner Manhunt as KREZ-TV’s managing editor.Back home in Phoenix, she developed ABC15’s “Democracy Project,” now instituted at all Scripps’ news stations nationwide. Her work garnered “Best Practices” recognition by the Poynter Institute and the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism.Her television reports, from sports to cultural issues, earned her multiple Emmy and Associated Press nominations, including a Rocky Mountain Emmy for her Hopi Partition Land Act coverage.As she started a family, Moore started her own media production agency, producing magazine-style travel stories for the Emmy-winning Arizona Highways Television show while working part time for a Valley radio station. She is convinced radio is where visual, sound, and print are merging through deeper storytelling. In her relatively short time with radio network affiliates, she has won four Edward R. Murrow Awards and multiple nominations from other professional news societies.Moore now teaches advanced broadcast writing to the next generation of reporters at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where a high percentage have gone on to receive national awards for their work in her class. She enjoys being back home near childhood friends and sharing the beautiful Arizona desert with her husband and young son.