Supreme Court decision buoys local Dreamers as DACA applications, protections to resume

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. (The Enterprise/Rachel Parsons)

The Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program will continue following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Thursday, June 18.

The decision means that people who immigrated to the United States as children and without documents can now apply for or continue in the program to work, study and live without fear of deportation.

“To be completely honest, as soon as I got the news, I had to fight back tears,” Norma Ramirez said.

Ramirez is the programs manager of an Ontario-based Latino advocacy nonprofit Euvalcree, and a DACA recipient herself. 

Last year, she couldn’t travel to Mexico to say goodbye to her dying grandfather . . .