The daca program enrolled roughly 800,000 people who either had brought themselves to the U.S. as children or had their parents do so.

The prospect of the program’s demise, combined with Trump’s decision to suspend Temporary Protected Status, could have severe consequences for many of these people. Some fear that they could be deported to countries with which they are not familiar, some fear for their loved ones who may suffer if they are deported, and others feel the rejection of family and friends who have risked their lives to come to the U.S. to join them.

In the end, tens of thousands of people are expected to remain in the country without work permits indefinitely, as they scramble to establish new ties. Many had hoped for a solution, and now few know what the future holds.

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