>> President Donald Trump deciding to scrap a program protecting immigrants who entered the US illegally as children from deportation. Trump will give Congress six months to replace the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA.>> Let's be clear. This is not amnesty.>> The Obama era plan protects nearly 800,000 young men and women from deportation, allowing them to work legally in the US.
Those individuals are often called DREAMers.>>
> Trump's decision already facing backlash from across the country including in Silicon Valley. Reuters global tech editor Jonathan Weber.>> Immigration is very important issue for Silicon Valley and has been for long time. People here believe that immigrants have done a lot to create what Silicon Valley is.
And so they're very anxious to defend the rights of the Immigrants, both people who are already here and new people who might wanna come here.>> Tech industry leaders like Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, have defended DREAMers. The two were among 400 American industry leaders who recently signed a letter to the President demanding DACA's preservation, as tech companies would be impacted by Trump's decision.
>> Many of the companies, the larger companies, have DACA recipients who work for them. So I think Microsoft said they had 27 DACA recipients on staff. So, certainly, they would have real effect in that way. These people would no longer be able to work there. So that's certainly the immediate impact.
I think more broadly, there's a big fear that the best and brightest from around the world are gonna stop coming to the United States, either because they can't, or because they don't want to because of anti-immigrant sentiment.>> What do we want?>> Justice.>> In Chicago on Sunday, dozens of activists rallied in favor of DACA.
>> It's a little uncertain. It's a little unsettling to know that my whole future can be changed in a press conference.>> Trump is expected to make the official announcement on Tuesday.