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DACA recipient and area lawmakers weigh in on DACA Decision

Posted at 6:24 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 22:28:34-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Thursday, the United States Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration's plan to end DACA. Following that decision, we decided to see what it means to a member of the local Latino community who is a DACA recipient and also local lawmakers.

A pediatric nurse we talked to says she is relieved to see the Supreme Court ruled in favor of dreamers.

“I’ve been crying all morning,” said Dania Cervantes-Ayala. “I feel like I can finally breathe for the first time in a couple of months and for the first time in a couple of days.”

Cervantes-Ayala grew up in Omaha and attended high school here.

Area lawmakers also reacted to the Supreme Court's decision. Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne tweeted:

Congressman Don Bacon also sent out a tweet, saying:

Bacon’s challenger, Kara Eastman, also chimed in: