Tampa Bay "Dreamers" await DACA decision

- The life Myra Cruz has built in Clearwater, the life she has given in Clearwater, suddenly feels up for grabs.

"Right now, I don't know what to do, what is going to happen," Cruz said. "The most thing I am afraid of is are they going to separate me from my son."

Cruz was brought from Mexico by an uncle in 2003 when she was 8.

A graduate of Countryside High School, she is working her way through college at a gas station while she raises her 8-year-old.

"I don't have a plan B," she said. "This was my only plan, finishing school, staying here, graduating, getting my career, having my life set over here."

Recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA as it's commonly called, rallied at the Pinellas courthouse.

The president is on the verge of ending the Obama-era DACA program, throwing it instead to congress for a fix.

Gov. Rick Scott opposes ending DACA.

Attorneys General in New York and Washington State promise to sue.

"I don't think he should (end DACA)," said House Speaker Paul Ryan. "I think this is something Congress should fix."

The White House says the president "Loves people" and wants to get this decision right.

More than 800,000 dreamers are waiting for official word, which could come Tuesday.

"It wasn't our choice to come here. We were brought here," said Cruz.

Her son, who is a citizen because he was born here, can't be deported.

But he fears his mom could.

"He doesn't want to be apart from me," she said. "He tells me that every night. He's like, 'I'm scared.'"

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