DENVER (AP) Gov. John Hickenlooper joined dozens of young immigrants to urge President Donald Trump to keep federal protections for those whose parents brought them to the U.S. illegally.
Hickenlooper and others staged a rally at the state capitol on Friday. They were supporting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows those brought by their parents without documentation to temporarily live, study and work in the U.S.
Some 17,000 immigrants in Colorado and nearly 800,000 nationwide have benefited under the program, which was created by President Barack Obama.
Trump says he'll soon announce a decision. He faced a Sept. 5 deadline set by a group of Republican state lawmakers who have threatened to challenge the program in court.