By Donie O’Sullivan and Samantha Guff
Updated Feb. 11, 2018
Since 2012, nearly 900,000 young undocumented immigrants or "Dreamers" have had their initial applications accepted under the DREAM Act.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services
The program protects immigrants who came to the US as children from deportation and allows them to legally work in the country for a renewable two-year period.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Trump administration ended the program in September 2017.
We asked DACA recipients and their loved ones to share with us the impact the end of the program will have on them.
Here’s what they said:
I’m American at heart. This is my home.”
My mom was trying to give me a better life by bringing me here.”
Guys, I belong here. I’m here to stay. I’m sorry.”
This country is all I’ve ever known.”
It goes contrary to the American values that I know…”
DACA may have ended today, but it does not define who I am.”