WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is expected to announce the end of a program that allowed undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children stay and contribute to the country. There will be a six-month delay, according to the Associated Press.
The program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was established in 2012 by then-President Barack Obama. DACA, as it is usually referred to, protected young immigrants who came to the U.S. as children without legal status.
About 800,000 people have signed up to be part of the program since then. Many people have protested the end of the program and discussed fear of deportation.
According to a report from the Center for American Progress and FWD.us, ending DACA will have a massive economic impact.
The report said 91 percent of DACA recipients are employed and removing them from the work force would put 700,000 people out of jobs. For all those who would lose their jobs, it would cost $3.4 billion to replace them.
An official announcement to the end of the program will be on Tuesday.
Trump expected to end DACA program, sources tell AP