Supreme Court to Ruling on DAPA and DACA Expansion Coming Soon

The U.S. Supreme Court is nearing the end of its term, raising expectations that the country's highest court will announce its decision on DAPA - the deferred action program for parents of citizens and permanent residents, and the expansion of DACA - deferred action for young childhood arrivals, this Thursday, June 23 or Monday, June 27.

The Supreme Court ruling will determine whether President Barack Obama's executive actions, announced in November 2014 and blocked by a federal judge in Texas in February 2015, can go into effect.

If the judges determine that President Obama acted with legal authority in issuing executive orders granting immigration relief to approximately five million undocumented immigrants, the blockade would be lifted.

There is much anxiety and uncertainty as to what the ruling will be, because after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia his seat was left vacant, leaving open the possibility of a tie vote among the 8 justices.

In the event of a tie, the decision of the Federal Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, which reaffirmed the blocking of the measures, will stand.

Although that possibility has millions of people anxious, many remain hopeful that DAPA and the expansion of DACA will go into effect to demonstrate that they can contribute positively to the country's economy.

The following CNN en Español report, where I was recently interviewed about DACA, is an example of how the ability to live and work legally in the country, combined with the desire to excel, can be a motivating force to achieve goals: