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Court Ruling Leaves Kansas City's Undocumented Wondering What's Next

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A Texas judge ruling prohibits the federal government from approving further applications to DACA, calling it "illegal."

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program continues to spark debate over how to best support the “dreamers” that rely on it.

Created in 2012, DACA was intended to provide amnesty to undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children and many of whom are now adults.

"DACA continues to be at the mercy of the courts and these are people's lives," Karla Juarez says.

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