DACA: Deadline for renewal is tomorrow

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Time has run out for those dreamers who's permit expires before March.

MSU student, Jose Hernandez, is a DACA recipient who has benefited from this program.

He is a father of a one-year-old daughter and said he hopes to become a bilingual teacher in Dallas one day.

Hernandez was hoping the U.S. Government would announce a new program last month but instead, the program was removed by President Trump.

"I feel like all I've done has been for nothing," Hernandez said. "I'm paying for school. I thinking how am I supposed to pay for school and support my daughter. it's just heartbreaking"

Ever since the announcement time has been his enemy. Thousands of dreamers across the U.S like Hernandez were pressured by the clock once they discovered their permit was close to expiring and only had a few weeks to get it renewed.

Hernandez said with the help of his mother they were able to raise enough money to pay the application fee and a lawyer to get it done as quickly as possible.

"I mean I had to. It expands for about two or three years and that helps out a lot," Hernandez said.

Margarita Luna, the DOJ accredited representative for Proyecto Inmigrante, said when they heard of the deadline they immediately called their clients to let them know.

"We started calling them and we would give them the date of when it was expiring," Luna said.

Luna said dreamers whose permit expires after March were not allowed to renew it to extend their time.

If Congress does not come up with another plan by March the immigration status of all dreamers in the U.S. will no longer be legal.

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