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Thousands of Dreamers are missing today's DACA deadline

Supporters of DACA demonstrate on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. President Donald Trump ordered and end of protections for young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, but gave Congress six months to act on it. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Today is the last day for eligible illegal immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children to reapply for the DACA program.

Why it matters: Although Trump's decision to end DACA doesn't come into effect until March 5, 2018, no renewal applications will be accepted after today. Meanwhile, data from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) showed more than 36,000 Dreamers eligible for renewal had yet to submit their paperwork as of Thursday morning.