DACA is the progeny of in-state tuition bills that culminated in the Federal DREAM Act that still has yet to get passed by Congress. It has endured a lot of twists and turns, and remains in need of a legislative solution. As quoted herein, it would be harmful to the U.S. economy to lose workers, especially educated labor:
"DACA recipients from across the country will gather in Washington on Wednesday to make their case to members of Congress. Apple, Google and other large U.S. companies and business groups recently wrote a letter to congressional leaders warning that ending DACA would worsen the worker shortage and cost the U.S. economy $11.7 billion annually. Legislation would require at least 10 Republican votes to pass the Senate."
The economic impacts aside, I can only imagine just how unnerving it can be to always be in the situation of having a time-limited "membership" in this country when you've spent so many years here. I hope that this time around, the DREAM Act—together with Comprehensive Immigration Reform—will get considered and pass to make these 600,000 youth whole.