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The Supreme Court upheld the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, in a 5-4 ruling Thursday morning.

The Trump administration has been trying to end DACA since 2017. The act protects certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children from deportation and grants them work authorizations and other social benefits.

According to the nonprofit American Immigration Council, more than 12,000 DACA recipients — also known as Dreamers —  live in Nevada, where the total state population is about 3 million.

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