'Dreamers' rally held in Stamford for permanent legal residency

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Undocumented students rallied inside of UConn Stamford's campus Tuesday for permanent legal residency.

The students say they are sick of living in the shadows, and are at risk of being deported.

Camila Rodriguez told News 12 that if DACA isn't made permanent, she may be forced to move back to Peru.

She says her parents moved her to the U.S. when she was 2 years old.

"We would go back to nothing, basically," she said. "I would have to adapt to a new lifestyle."

The Trump administration ended DACA, but now a lawsuit challenging that decision is heading to the U.S Supreme Court in about three weeks.

The students say they hope Congress will step in so the courts don't have to.

The Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments in the DACA case on Nov. 12.

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, "Dreamers" will be eligible for in-state financial aid.

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