Joy and skepticism among immigrants after judge restores DACA. Many rush to apply

MIAMI — A smorgasbord of emotions flooded Grisell Mendoza when her mom’s barrage of texts popped up on her phone Friday night. “There was hope. Joy. Skepticism,” the 19-year-old said between tears. “I hope this time it’s for real.” The text broke the news that a federal judge had just ordered the Department of Homeland Security to restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, which former President Barack Obama initiated and since 2012 has allowed hundreds of thousands of young adults brought to the U.S. as children to avoid being deported back to their home countries. Mendoza is …

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