MACON, Ga. -- Fighting for what has been earned.
That’s the sentiment for one Georgia resident who is a part of a program aimed to protect children of parents who came into the country illegally.
Giovanna Pina says she was brought into the United States as a child and considers Macon her home.
But, if the Trump administration's order holds up in the Supreme Court, Pina may have to find another way to continue her life in Georgia.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was first introduced by the Obama administration in 2012. Designed to help immigrants who were brought into the country as children, the program provides a pathway to education and work opportunities.
In 2017, President Donald Trump announced he would roll back the DACA program, drawing swift backlash and lawsuits from several civil liberties groups. The Supreme Court is now revisiting three of these cases.
Pina says she is married to a US resident and does not have to worry about the possibility of deportation. However, if her DACA privileges are revoked, her ability to work and function as a citizen will be more of a challenge.