By Kay Quinn
St. Louis (KSDK) - We wanted to take a look at who's eligible for the deferred action Program locally.
A 23-year-old man who lives in West County agreed to do an interview with me if we could protect his identity.
Daniel's parents moved him here from Mexico when he entered the third grade, and he's applying for deferred action.
He graduated from Parkway North High School, and is now working, and definitely considers himself an American.
"I know I'm from Mexico and that's very important to me because my parents taught me that, never forget where you came from, but I also do consider myself American because I grew up here and I work here, and went to school here, and everything I know is from here," he said.
The deferred action program has become part of the big immigration debate in this country.
Republican lawmakers call the program an effort by the president to go around Congress after it failed to pass a law that would have accomplished the same thing.
We're going to hear from both sides of the issue, and more from Daniel Thursday on NewsChannel 5 at 10 p.m.