By Roz Brown, Public News Service – NM
June 19, 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico Dreamers are celebrating a Supreme Court decision that will allow them to live without uncertainty and fear at least temporarily.

The nation’s high court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump’s effort to end legal protections for those enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program.

Flaviano Graciano, communications director for the advocacy group New Mexico Dream Team, says the timing of the decision amid the coronavirus pandemic means essential medical workers who also are DACA recipients can continue their work without fear of deportation. He says it’s a cause for celebration, but requires watchful vigilance.

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