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SCOTUS to hear DACA case; Michigan residents work to raise awareness

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A group of immigration activists from Michigan is headed to Washington, D.C. on Monday.

They want to bring awareness to a U.S. Supreme Court case on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Rosa Fraga is with the nonprofit group Michigan United and she says this case is really about one thing.

"That we have a just and compassionate government and country that welcomes immigrants," she says.

President Donald Trump announced his plan to end the Obama-era program designed to help children who were brought to the U.S. by undocumented parents.

Sabrina Acevedo is a DACA recipient.

She says she’s going to D.C. because she believes every child raised in America should have equal rights.

"No one should ever be afraid to not have an education; have equal opportunity as the next person," she says.

The Supreme Court is not expected to rule on this case for about six months.

Bryce Huffman was Michigan Radio’s West Michigan Reporter and host of Same Same Different. He is currently a reporter for Bridge Detroit.
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