DACA, created by Democratic President Barack Obama in 2012 after Congress failed to pass legislation that would have created a pathway for citizenship for undocumented youth, protects almost 800,000 young men and women, often called "Dreamers", from deportation and allows them to work in the United States legally.
Since 2012, close to 800,000 people brought to USA illegally as children have been allowed to remain in this country with work authorization - their deportations having been "deferred". However, as the days fade, it is uncertain whether the dreamers and the undocumented immigrants will be in the population of victims who will be the subject of the American sympathies.
Garnica says she had to write an essay, pass a background check and wait months to be accepted in to DACA program.
It doesn't matter that the DACA recipients are contributing through their work and study.
For Cook and the other business leaders, ending the DACA protections would imperil the economy and jeopardize the futures of almost 800,000 young people, known as "dreamers" - 97 percent of whom are in school or in the workforce, they wrote.
Now, as anticipation builds on the president's decision, experts say ending the program could have significant impact that goes beyond politics. More than 17,000 of the young immigrants benefiting from the program live in Washington state, the Democratic governor said.
Some educators have said that Trump's immigration policies and rhetoric have created additional stress for undocumented students or for children whose parents are undocumented. Trump officials said that Dreamers may renew their legal status until October 5, which will give them two more years in this country.
His comments came after Politico reported Trump has chose to end DACA. "Congress must seize this urgent challenge and stand up for Dreamers, now". The government is facing lawsuits from ten different states over the DACA program.
More than 1,300 Catholic teachers also joined the call, sending a letter to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly last week urging him to protect "dreamers".