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Kansas City Immigrants Find Temporary Relief In Supreme Court Ruling

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Chef Zaid Consuegra wearing a blue chef's jacket seated in front of a colorful mural with two plates of food on the table in front of him.
Alyssa Broadus
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Little Fixations
Kansas City, Missouri, chef Zaid Consuegra is one of thousands of immigrants who can remain in the U.S. because of a recent Supreme Court decision allowing the Obama-era DACA program to continue.

Conservatives decry the decision, but a ruling by the Supreme Court is being celebrated by hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Two DACA recipients living in Kansas City offered their reactions, and an expert on the court analyzed the decision.

While calling the decision to terminate Deferred Action for Childhood Arivals "arbitrary and capricious," the Supreme Court did not contest President Trump's authority to cancel it. Immigrants affected by the decision could still face deportation if the administration finds another strategy to end the program.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.
Mackenzie Martin is a producer for KCUR's Up To Date, Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann and People's History of Kansas City. Reach out to her at mackenzie@kcur.org or on Twitter @_macmartin.