DACA recipient reacts to Thursday's renewal deadline

It's deadline day for tens of thousands of DACA recipients. Last month President Trump pulled the plug on the program allowing young people brought the the U.S. illegally as children to stay and work.

SAN ANTONIO - It's deadline day for tens of thousands of DACA recipients.

Last month President Donald Trump pulled the plug on the program allowing young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children to stay and work.

"I don't think it was fair," DACA recipient Daisy Romero Chavarria said. "I mean it's clear they don't want us to apply."

Chavarria said Thursday's deadline to renew DACA status was unjust. She pointed out the one-month time frame recipients were given to apply, citing many families could not afford the $500 application fee.

"That's a lot of money for a family to come up within a month," she said. "If you went to an attorney it costs even more."

Chavarria isn't alone. Across the nations people are taking a stand, chanting against the deportation of thousands. She wants the Trump administration to offer an extension or pass legislation allowing an easier path to citizenship.

"We try to be part of the community," she said. "I think if we didn't appreciate this land and this country we wouldn't be here."

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