Fox News has reported that President Trump may end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) program "as early as Friday". According to Fox, a senior administration official told correspondent John Roberts that the DACA program would end the program "as it exists today".

DACA was instituted in 2012 by an Obama executive order. The program protects undocumented immigrants, who arrived in the United States as minors, from deportation. The "dreamers" affected by the program now live in fear and uncertainty.

Democratic leaders took to Twitter to react.

House Democrats

Minority House Leader Nancy Pelosi emphasized America's need for dreamers, and how their struggle is wholly American.

Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland highlighted the economic stimulation DREAMers have on America and reiterated their importance in American communities.

Representative Dan Kildee of Michigan called on Congress to act should the president reverse Obama's DACA order.

Joe Crowley, a representative from Trumps's hometown of Queens, New York, released a passionate plea to the president.

Senate Democrats

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker used Trump's own words against him, calling on the president to make the right decision.

Prominent Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke on the threat a DACA termination would have on families and ensured DREAMers that the Democratic Party is with them.

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer shared the harrowing story of Diana, just one of many DREAMers in his home state of New York.

A policy of compassion

Democrats from both chambers of Congress have spoken out against the cruel threats made by the Trump administration. It is an administration becoming more and more brazenly unempathetic by the week.

From the president's botched Charlottesville response to the pardoning of Joe Arpaio as Hurricane Harvey touched down.

It is clear the president will make no concerted effort to protect society's most vulnerable. And whether out of a lack of gall or sheer callousness, Republicans refuse to stand up to Trump.

The Democratic Party unanimously showed that they will fight to protect innocent young men and women, boys and girls, who are mere victims of circumstance. DACA should be kept in place because doing so would align with American traditions of a land of opportunity. It shouldn't even be held up because its benefactors

DACA should be reinforced as a staple of American immigration policy because it is the humane thing to do.