Valley families could be impacted by a Supreme Court hearing on immigration

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Thousands of families in California will be impacted by a Supreme Court hearing on immigration. (KFSN)

Thousands of families in California will be impacted by a Supreme Court hearing on immigration.

"My husband is currently undocumented, so, my fear is dad won't come back and my son, to him, dad is everything," said Karina, husband undocumented.

Karina's husband Fausto said chasing the American dream for his son and wife ends if DAPA is dropped. DAPA stands for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans-- a policy protecting millions of undocumented parents whose children are us citizens from being deported. Monday the supreme court heard oral arguments surrounding DAPA.

The eight justices are divided on whether president Obama overstepped his executive power in creating that program in 2014 after a Texas attorney general challenged it in federal court. Now that it's being played out thousands of valley families like Karina and Fausto are worried they will be split up if it is tossed out of the window.

"My dreams break apart because I know perfectly that was my status. So, I know for sure the opportunity to go in the trash-- it's very frustrating," said Fausto.

And congressman Jim Costa said the farming industry filled with immigrants will be jeopardized too.

"These are people who have a very important role to play in making sure our Valley's agriculture, our state's agriculture, continues to be number one in the nation."

Guillermo Moreno with the California Republican Party said there are a lot of constitutional issues with what president Obama did.

"When you do something like this you're supposed to have hearing and comment-- so that was out the window. And he went on even further and made law something congress is only supposed to do."

The Supreme Court is expected to make a decision on this case sometime in June.

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