TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - DACA recipients are now coming forward hoping for a pathway to permanent residency in the United States.
Twenty-four-year-old Erik Arcos came to the United States when he was six with his grandparents. His grandfather is an American Citizen, and his grandmother later became one. His mother stayed in Mexico to work.
"Since we were brought here illegally we don't really have that option," says Arcos. "With the permit that we have we can't leave the country, we can't apply for residency and we don't have that path."
Acros says he hopes Congress will step up and come up with a permanent plan for him and the 800,000 DACA recipients.