DACA ending could hurt Arizona businesses

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Businesses could lose up to $1.3 billion in Arizona if DACA is eliminated. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Businesses could lose up to $1.3 billion in Arizona if DACA is eliminated. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
There are more than 28,000 people under the umbrella of DACA here in Arizona. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) There are more than 28,000 people under the umbrella of DACA here in Arizona. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Maxima Guerrero and her friend started a clothing company called GANAZ. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Maxima Guerrero and her friend started a clothing company called GANAZ. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

There are more than 28,000 people under the umbrella of DACA here in Arizona.  

For many, the United States has always been their home, many coming into the country as young children.

[RELATED: Trump vows to revisit DACA if Congress stumbles]

One woman, Maxima Guerrero, came to the U.S. from Mexico when she was just 5 years old.  

"If you asked me what street I lived on in Mexico, I wouldn't know. If you asked me about here, I lived on Eighth and McKinley," Guerrero said.

[READ MORE: Trump rescinding DACA program protecting young immigrants]

Guerrero signed up for DACA after the program started in 2012.  

Since then she has been able to get a drivers license, attend college, and even buy a home. Last year, she, along with her friend Carla Chavarria, another fellow DACA member, founded a clothing company called GANAZ.  

[RELATED: 10 House Republicans say they want to keep DACA]

They hope the business will continue to grow but worry about what the future might hold if DACA were to disappear.  

"It just puts you at the edge because you don't know what's going to happen," Guerrero said. 

According to Left-leaning Center for American Progress, Arizona could lose out on $1.3 billion in revenue if DACA were thrown out.

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