SAN JOSE, Calif. (Alex Savidge/KTVU) - Many young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers face a key deadline Thursday to legally remain in the country.
If they don’t take any action to reapply for the program, they could lose their legal status.
Local lawmakers and activists will hold a news conference at San Jose State University to call on Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a bill that would protect undocumented college students.
Assembly Bill 21 would ensure students with DACA status have access to financial aid and legal representation.
Last month, the Trump administration announced it would be ending the DACA program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
It’s set to phase out this March. But about 150,000 DACA recipients will lose their status before then if they don't apply for an extension.
That extension would allow Dreamers, those brought to the US illegally as children, to avoid deportation for up to two more years.