Triangle immigration activists react to Supreme Court taking up Obama’s executive actions

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The U.S. Supreme Court has decided it will hear a case against President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

The actions, one made in 2012 and one made in 2014, have been hotly contested by multiple state leaders.

President Obama’s intentions were to help millions of undocumented immigrants apply for programs that could make them authorized to work, or give them other benefits. Local immigration activists say they’ll be anxiously waiting for the high court’s decision.

“There are thousands of North Carolinians that could benefit from the executive action on immigration. These are young people who came to the U.S. as children, as well as parents of U.S. citizens who would be able to get work authorization, they would be able to drive legally if these actions were to go into effect,” said Angeline Echeverria, Exec. Dir. of El Pueblo.

The Supreme Court is expected to make a decision by this summer.

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