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Uncertainty, mental health issues loom over DACA recipients awaiting high court decision

8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Wednesday, May 06 2020 May 6, 2020 May 06, 2020 11:38 AM May 06, 2020 in News - Local

Thousands of people are still awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Waiting from the decision only made worse by the current health crisis.

A potential verdict on DACA could come at any time with the Supreme Court term cycle expected to end in June.

Xochitl Hinojosa, a social service provider with La Unión Del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), says a mental health crisis among DACA recipients is prompting a rise of requests for resources. She says calls have increased since emergency orders were issued in late March.

Hinojosa explained many recipients are also trying to reapply in haste before a potential verdict could dismantle their chances. Anyone who needs help can contact LUPE at 956-787-2233.

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