Young Harvey victim fearful as DACA comes to an end

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After Harvey, Diana Platas says she is concerned about news DACA was rescinded by the Trump administration. (KTRK)

Every single thing Diana Plata's family owned is now in a pile of debris thanks to Harvey but she said what stings even more is knowing President Trump wants to get rid of DACA.

"They should reach deep in their hearts and realize we are not those people they say we are," said Plata, 19 years old.

City leaders have said the undocumented immigrants benefiting from the program are hard working young people ready to give back to the country they have called home for many years.

"They're paying taxes they are also paying student loans (and more)," said Raed Gonzalez, Immigration lawyer in Houston.

While some Dreamers may have lost it all during Harvey, one died while trying to rescue people. Alonso Guillen, 31 years old, was in a boat when it capsized and it went under Cypress Creek. He's being called a hero and his family want President Trump to know his story.

"The humane thing to do is what President Trump has done and to phase it out over time and give congress time to act because then a court could end it one day then we'd really have a problem," said Paul Simpson, Harris County GOP Chairman.

President Trump said the ball is now in Congress' court. They have 6 months to come up with legislation and Gov. Greg Abbott applauds him.

"It's important that the right constitutional path be followed and that's exactly what's happening," said the governor Tuesday.

Meantime, Diana hopes her dreams of staying in America won't be washed away too.

Trump to phase out program protecting young immigrants
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The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy is being rescinded, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced at a Tuesday morning press briefing.

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