Author Jia Lynn Yang describes how a law meant to maintain the country's white racial majority led to more diversity.
For Carlos Rodriguez Cortez, the ruling is a relief for now, but "it being repealed later on is still a very viable thing that can happen."
But the Supreme Court’s decision today was narrow. The Trump administration or Congress could renew efforts to end the program.
For now, those immigrants retain their protection from deportation and their authorization to work in the United States.
People are continuing to go to work and take public transportation at the border.
H-2B visas are capped at 66,000 per year, but the law allows the Department of Homeland Security to nearly double that.
Getting food aid or housing assistance could hurt immigrants' chances of getting a green card.
New visa rules add restrictions for pregnant visitors and those seeking other medical treatment in the U.S.
Green card and citizenship application fees could go up roughly 80%.
Tensions between the U.S. and Mexico regarding migration have also hit hard on the borders, not only between both nations, but also between Mexico and Guatemala.