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With a court ruling looming, young Texas immigrants prepare for the possible end of DACA

Texas has the second-largest population of immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in the country. An appeals court is expected to rule soon on whether the program is legal.

Katia Escobar in her student residence home near the University of Houston on Aug. 31, 2022. Escobar, a sophomore student, has lived as an undocumented immigrant in California and Texas since she was a child and missed out on DACA because of the Texas ruling.

“Hopeful that things are going to work out”

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