(FOX 11) - President Trump is expected to announce plans to end DACA , The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program and that announcement could come as early as Friday.
If you talk to DACA recipients like Melody Klingenfuss, who came to this country as a child from Guatemala, you hear how the program changed her life. "I went to a top four school', she says.
Mario Hernandez, who came here with his mother when he was one and is also a DACA recipient, says cancelling it or modifying it would be ''devastating."
He graduated from Cal State LA, and is now applying to law schools. Those two are among some 800,000 beneficiaries of the program, which gives those who came here as children with their undocumented parents, legal protection from deportation, and the right to go to school and to work.
It has to be renewed every two years. It was begun by President Obama with an executive order in 2012, one that then candidate Trump promised to cancel. Now President Trump, under pressure to make a decision on DACA, may cancel it , may modify it, may do nothing. "I have a heart'" he has said.
Almost a million young people not to mention their families, are waiting and watching and hoping.
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