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'Dreamers' await Trump's DACA decision

Posted at 11:21 PM, Sep 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-03 23:21:00-04

(RNN) - President Donald Trump is likely to end protections for immigrants who were brought into the United States as children, but only after a six-month delay, Reuters and Politico have reported, citing unnamed sources.

The White House plans to make a formal announcement Tuesday about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

Implemented in 2012, it gives about 800,000 people who arrived in the country undocumented, brought here by their parents, the ability to work legally in the US,, as well as other rights, such as attending college.

Trump is expected to delay a formal end to the program to give Congress time to decide if it will address in legislation the status of those affected by DACA.

 The end of DACA could force those who arrived with their parents in the US,known as "dreamers," to be deported to countries many of them barely remember.

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