The issue has ignited intense debate within the administration, with officials at the National Security Council, the State Department and the Department of Defense opposing a precipitous drop.
President Trump gave Congress six months to pass legislation protecting young immigrants brought here as children. If anything, the effort is moving backward.
Claims that DACA spurred a surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America, put Americans out of work and granted citizenship are not accurate.
Ms. Napolitano, the homeland security secretary under President Obama, signed the memo creating DACA and now is president of the University of California system.
Suny Santana, brought to America as a child, was set to open a restaurant when he learned that the government may end his permission to stay.