Congressman Vicente Gonzalez spoke to 3News Thursday to respond to the bipartisan effort to renew the DACA program.

"These are kids that came here as a child by no choice of their own," Gonzalez said. "They've been educated here and they are American citizens for all practical purposes, except for a piece of paper that says so."

As of now, 800,000 "Dreamers," as they are referred to, are at risk of facing deportation if the program is not renewed.

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