Attorney General signs document asking Trump adminstration to phase out DACA

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - There are more than 3,000 DACA recipients in Nebraska. DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a way for children of immigrants to obtain a license, social security number, and a work permit.

DACA is an executive order signed by the Obama administration in 2012. Nine attorney generals, including Doug Peterson from Nebraska have signed a document asking the Trump Administration to phase out the program by September 7, 2017

Joseline Reyna moved to Grand Island when she was 9-years-old from Juarez, Mexico and considers it her home.

"Since 2012 we've been protected from deportation and now it's kind of scary as I'm graduating like I don't know if I'm going to be able to have a job"Joseline Reyna, DACA Recipient.

Joselyn said the instability makes her and her family nervous

Nebraska's Attorney General Doug Peterson released a statement on his decision to sign the document.

"As attorney general, I take an oath to uphold the constitution. It is not my intent to engage in public policy but to make certain the appropriate constitutional guidelines are complied with as it impacts Nebraska. The purpose of the letter was to remind the administration that both DACA and DAPA as instituted by the Obama administration, reach outside the scope of presidential powers."

Joseline said that she and other DACA recipients are an important part of the community.

"I've contributed to my community, to society, I've done community service I've done a lot to help out I'm not like messing up the country," said Joseline.

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