DACA renewal deadline is today

Thursday marks the deadline for eligible DACA recipients to file their renewal requests.

This is the last day that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will accept renewal requests for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival and work authorization.

This comes after President Donald Trump's administration decided to rescind the program that was enacted by former President Barack Obama in 2012, providing nearly 800,000 young immigrants a reprieve from deportation and the ability to work legally in the U.S.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke to the nation about ending the program, saying, "The nation must enforce and limit how many immigrants we admit each year and that means all can not accepted. That doesn't mean they're bad people or that our nation disrespects or demeans them in any way."

Federal officials say the requests for renewal must be properly filed and physically received by the agency.

Renewal requests that are granted will be valid for two years, unless otherwise terminated or revoked.