"I'll be at risk of deportation, and I've done nothing wrong."
LANE COUNTY, Ore. - On Monday, the president tweeted that "big flows of people" are trying to take advantage of DACA, and that for DACA to exist, a wall and secure borders must be established with proper border legislation.
Ending DACA would put over 800,000 Dreamers in limbo, and many students in Oregon attending local colleges and working for local companies don't know what their next step would be.
Hugo Nicolas is one of the 800,000 DACA recipients in the country. He, along with many others, is finding himself vulnerable after President Trump tweeted several anti-immigration statements on Easter Sunday and Monday morning.
"When he made the comment on twitter, the first thing I thought about what, 'Oh my god, am I going to lose my job coming up soon, or what is that going to look like?"
Immigration Attorney, Raquel Hect, says that currently hundreds of people are waiting for the Supreme Court response on whether Trump can end DACA.
"Right now, there's a court decision that says you can't just end it as you have done it, so people who are eligible to renew are renewing," said Hect.
As for Nicolas, he only has a few months before his time runs out and his work permit expires.
"I will be at risk of deportation, I have done nothing wrong," said Nicolas.
Hect says that here in Oregon, DACA recipients are all over the state, contributing to society the best way they can.
"They are in their 30's now, people have been here their whole lives," said Hect. "So it's important, and they are working on important jobs and they are important contributors."
Nicolas hopes that President Trump can work with republicans and democrats for an overall immigration plan, not just the dreamers like himself.
The DACA program is still in effect because temporary termination was blocked by federal judges. No new arrivals can benefit from the DACA program, and applicants must have lived in the U.S. since 2007 and have arrived before the age of 16.