DENVER --- Fox News reported Thursday that President Donald Trump will phase out the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, making the announcement as early as Friday.
The move comes as 10 Republican attorneys general threatened to sue Trump if he didn't shut down the program, arguing President Barack Obama created it illegally without Congress' consent several years ago.
DACA allows immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children to stay.
"It puts me at risk -- it puts my community at risk," said Victor Galvan, a Colorado DACA recipient.
It is estimated around 17,000 Colorado residents classify themselves as DACA recipients.
"I will not be able to renew my work permit when it expires. It means I won't be able to legally work in the U.S., in Colorado I won't be able to renew my drivers license," Galvon said.
Across Denver, elected officials urged President Trump to reverse course.
"Mr. President, leave our DACA children alone," Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said.
"Thousands of those in the DPS community would be impacted by this change. Students, teachers, family members would all suffer," Denver Public Schools superintendent Tom Boasberg said.
Congressman Mike Coffman, a Republican, pledged on Twitter to introduce legislation to protect DACA recipients.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the final DACA decision has not been made.AlertMe