The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that DACA is unlawful — impacting the lives of millions of people across the country and harming communities and the economy.

For DACA recipients like Maria who have built lives in the United States over years and decades, this ruling is a disaster. This deeply disappointing decision from the 5th Circuit makes even more clear the fate of DACA in the courts — and without legislation protecting DACA recipients passing this year, we could see nearly 700,000 DACA recipients lose work authorization, lose protection from deportation, and have their lives thrown into chaos in the very near future.