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Across America, communities 'rely on immigrant job creators.' What happens if the Supreme Court upholds ending DACA?

CHICAGO - David Rodriguez was born in Mexico but has created a life in Chicago, where he is raising a family and running a business. A case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court could upend his American Dream.

Rodriguez, 30, co-owns Whisk, a restaurant in Chicago's Ukrainian Village neighborhood, with his brother Ricardo, 35. The Rodriguez brothers are among more than 33,000 Chicago-area individuals enrolled in Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, a program that shields from deportation certain immigrants brought to the country as children.

President Donald Trump has taken a hard-line stance on immigration and tried to phase out DACA two years ago.

Now it's up to the Supreme Court to decide the fate of thousands of "Dreamers," the name often used for DACA recipients. The court

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