Melissa Garcia was just three years old when she crossed the US border from Mexico in her mother’s arms. “Under DACA I can go out in the street without worrying that I’ll be deported,” said Melissa, who is 23 and works in a shop. The administration of President Donald Trump said on September 5 that it was winding down DACA in six months, and Thursday is the last chance that the Obama-era scheme’s beneficiaries have to submit renewal applications if their permits expire before next March.
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Facing legal limbo, 'Dreamers' line up for last chance to renew status