The Colorado Sun spoke to several Colorado DACA recipients on Thursday to gauge their reactions — and feelings about the future — after the long-awaited ruling on the Obama-era program.
The last few years have been harrowing for the estimated 14,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients in Colorado.
They’ve watched as their protections from deportation wound through the federal court system and became a political football in Congress. They’ve held their breath waiting for answers about their future and whether or not they’d be forced to return to countries they never knew — or relegated to the shadows to avoid being sent away.
On Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court provided them with temporary relief, ruling that the way President Donald Trump tried to eliminate DACA in 2017 was illegal. The justices, however, left open the possibility that the Trump administration could try again.
TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and success program for immigrant youth, having provided more than 5,000 college scholarships to DREAMers at more than 70 partner colleges in 16 states and Washington, DC. We believe that all young Americans, regardless of where they were born, should have the opportunity to get a college education and pursue a meaningful career that contributes to our country’s prosperity.