Six months later, there still aren't a lot of answers.
With Dreamers and advocates stressing that the immigrants remain in legal limbo - weeks after the White House and Congress failed spectacularly to address their fate - Trump insisted he was ready to negotiate a solution.
Asked about the government's ongoing legal case to end DACA, Sanders said, "We fully expect to win on an appeal". In his immigration proposal, Trump offered a path to citizenship for 1.8 million people who qualify for DACA in exchange for border wall funding and abolishing the diversity visa lottery and chain migration. To see more, visit WAMU 88.5.
The complicated status of almost 700,000 so-called "Dreamers" continues as they ask politicians to act to ensure they are shielded from deportation.
Court decisions have forced the White House to keep renewing DACA permits until further notice. Gave them 6 months, they just don't care.
"Until now, Trump and Republican leaders have pulled Republican votes away from three bipartisan proposals to fix the crisis and have stood in the way of the Dream Act", said the national immigrant rights group United We Dream in a statement.
Meanwhile, the Trump administration has boosted the approval rate of renewals from previous DACA recipients to 98-percent, but some people signing on to the program for the first time are still having trouble.
Republicans lead both chambers of Congress and have been unable to pass any DACA-related bill.
That means the case now goes back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in California, which is expected to rule sometime this summer.
In their recent session, OR lawmakers passed several bills to help DACA recipients get state services such as identification cards and in-state tuition. That was a sharp departure from the Obama administration, which focused on those with criminal records. The more immediate concern is whether he'll get arrested and deported. "Especially with my family, I am anxious about not being able to see them".