CINCINNATI, Ohio — A few weeks ago after Mass at our local parish, I spoke with David, a young Guatemalan father who was anxious about the future. His concerns were understandable.

David is a devoted Catholic, a hard worker, and a family man. “I have been here for several years now, and my children are citizens,” he told me, gazing warmly at his chubby son in the stroller. “I worry that someday (the immigration authorities) will deport me and send me far away from them. This DAPA thing — it is the only hope to keep my family together.”

In a ruling due before the end of the month, the U.S. Supreme Court could dash that hope — all David’s hopes — and those of thousands of other men, women and children we should be proud to claim as Americans.