President Trump plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program “as it exists today” on Friday, Fox News reports.
Under DACA, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children have received work permits and deferral from deportation.
According to Fox, a senior administration official told correspondent John Roberts that Trump would end the program “as early as” Friday.
The program, instituted through an executive order signed by President Obama in 2012, is facing a legal challenge from Texas and nine other states, which threatened court action to attempt to block it unless Trump rescinds DACA by Sept. 5.
Trump and senior administration officials, including White House chief of staff John Kelly, have said they don’t believe DACA would hold up in court.
And the Department of Justice has declined to say whether it would defend the program from the potential lawsuit.
A White House spokesman told The Hill on Friday, “We do not have any information to share on DACA at this time.”
Jonathan Easley contributed to this report