As Donald Trump considers whether to end the Obama immigration program, 800,000 people brought to the US as children grapple with uncertainty
In the 297 days since Donald Trump was elected president, Concepcion Solis has adopted a new morning routine. “The first thing I do every morning is check Twitter to see if something’s changed,” the 30-year-old Oakland resident said. “The fear right now is great.”
Solis is one of the nearly 800,000 “Dreamers” whose lives have been racked by uncertainty since Trump emerged victorious from a xenophobic presidential campaign that began with slurs against Mexican immigrants and only escalated from there. Trump is expected to decide whether to end the the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) program by Tuesday – a key campaign promise that he has thus far equivocated over – leaving Daca recipients like Solis in a familiar but unwelcome place: limbo.