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Subject: COVID-19
Type: Media Coverage

Meet the Staten Island immigrant who is a plaintiff in DACA Supreme Court case

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Carlos Vargas arrived to the United States from Mexico when he was four years old.

Thirty years later, he has been a Staten Island resident for well over a decade and is now involved in a fight that has worked its way up to the Supreme Court of the United States.

An immigrant who received protection under the President Barack Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, Carlos saw his future placed on uncertain grounds when current President Donald Trump moved to end the program.