The 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program allows qualified undocumented immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferral deportation and made them eligible for work permits. In Sept. 2017, the Trump administration announced that it would take no new applicants and would draw down the program over the course of several years. People will begin losing DACA status in Mar. 2017, unless Congress passes legislation for undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children.

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In North Carolina, immigrant farmworkers wonder about their place in America

Many undocumented immigrants in the US work in cultivation, picking fruits and vegetables. They move around or live permanently on the fields, along with their children — many of whom were born here and are US citizens. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to get tough on illegal immigration. And that has many immigrant farming communities bracing for what comes next.