From the Bay to the Supreme Court: A Doctor's Fight for DACA

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (3rd L) and New York State Attorney General Letitia James (4th L) join plaintiffs Eliana Fernandez (3rd R) and Jirayut Latthivongskorn (R) as they talk to reporters outside U.S. Supreme Court following arguments in a case about the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program Nov. 12, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Jirayut "New" Latthivongskorn immigrated to the United States with his family as a kid. They settled in the Bay Area, where they spent years living in the shadows as undocumented immigrants. They avoided visits to the doctor's and anything that would get them noticed. Then came the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which gave Latthivongskorn temporary protection from deportation -- and the chance to work as a physician himself. Now, the Trump Administration has threatened the fate of DACA, and Latthivongskorn is heading to the Supreme Court to fight back.

Guest: Farida Jhabvala Romero, Immigration Reporter for KQED