What is Daca and who are the Dreamers?

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"President Trump once pledged a compassionate approach to these Dreamers, so ending DACA would be another of his broken promises", said Cooper.

Under DACA, people who arrived in the country illegally as children - called "Dreamers" - are protected from deportation and ultimately granted work permits. However, Trump's decision also includes a six-month delay which would allow Congress to step in before the protections expire.

Inslee added: "Washington state will consider every option possible to challenge the repeal of DACA, including legal action, coordination with other states and any executive action that could help protect Dreamers".

Although Trump had vowed to end DACA during his campaign for the presidency, he has avoided taking action since taking office.

"He wants to revoke DACA because he wants to maintain his base happy, and this base is people who fear immigrants", added Jimenez. "We will not back to the shadows", Ruiz said to the crowd of supporters. But a senior White House aide told Politico that John Kelly, Trump's chief of staff, "thinks Congress should've gotten its act together a lot longer ago". Another concerning factor is how long after Trump's announcement current DACA recipients would have to restart their guarded status.

"We're paving the way for these folks so they can have a voice and come out of the shadows", Jones said.

The Obama administration created the DACA program in 2012.

According to several sources close to the president report that President Donald J. Trump plans to announce the desolation of the 'Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals' or DACA.

"We were at bible study and she comes running down the stairs and says 'Oh my gosh, the program was just approved, '" Irazeoqui-Ruiz said.

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