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South Bay Students Head to Washington, D.C for Supreme Court Hearing on Immigration

The Supreme Court on Monday will hear oral arguments on President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.

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    Living in fear. That's how thousands of undocumented families currently spend their lives in the United States because they are afraid a loved one will be deported. But that could change with a presidential executive order the Supreme Court is set to hear. Damian Trujillo reports. (Published Thursday, April 14, 2016)

    Living in fear.

    That's how thousands of undocumented families currently spend their lives in the United States because they are afraid a loved one will be deported. But that could change with a presidential executive order the Supreme Court is set to hear.

    The Supreme Court on Monday will hear oral arguments on President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, called DACA and DAPA.

    South Bay student Jasmin Cruz will be closely  monitoring the hearing. Her mother is undocumented and the family fears she may be deported any day.

    "It scares me knowing that one day I might come home from school and she won't be here," Cruz said.

    If the justices side with the president, it will mean Cruz's mom can stay in the United States and obtain a work permit because she is the mother of legal residents.

    An immigrant rights group, SIREN, is flying Cruz and several other South Bay students to Washington, D.C. The group will try to be inside the highest court and personally witness the oral arguments.

    "Jasmin being able to go to Washington, D.C. gives her mom and family a voice that wouldn't be there if she was not able to go," said Sandra Cruz with SIREN.

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