"The only place I have ever known as home is Omaha, Nebraska. We've traveled far but we know that it is necessary to be here and to show up and let people know that we're here to stay."
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Diego San Luis, DACA Recipient:
"DACA doesn't define me. The opportunities that arose helped me become who I am. So with DACA either going, not going through or going through, it will make me a better person so I can still help out my community and still help out the future generations that don't have DACA, try and get them at least some form of ... you know be documented."
Protesters demanding protections for 660,000 young immigrants are standing on the steps of the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court justices are hearing arguments Tuesday on the Trump administration's bid to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which shields immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation and allows them to work in the United States legally.
The program was begun under President Barack Obama.
The Trump administration announced in September 2017 that it would end DACA protections, but lower federal courts have stepped in to keep the program alive.
Now it's up to the Supreme Court to say whether the way the administration has gone about trying to wind down DACA complies with federal law.
One of the demonstrators, Fatima Flores-Lagunas, says she expects the Supreme Court's decision will have widespread impact.
A DACA recipient herself, Flores-Lagunas was born in Mexico and moved to Nebraska with her family when she was six-years old.
"The only place I have ever known as home is Omaha, Nebraska," she said. "We've traveled far but we know that it is necessary to be here and to show up and let people know that we're here to stay."
Diego San Luis was two-years-old when his family moved from Mexico to California. He says a ruling on the legality of his immigration protection will not change him.
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