Administration officials argued the programme might not hold up in court - and said that allowing the lawsuit to proceed would throw the programme into far more chaos than the move they chose.
There will be a six-month delay, according to the Associated Press.
"I urge President Trump to continue the Deferred Access for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has allowed young adults whose parents brought them to the United States as undocumented children to live, work, and study in this country free from fear and uncertainty".
The program shields qualified undocumented immigrants from deportation and gives them a temporary work permit. Some enrollees are now on their third term. The program grants two-year permits to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S.as children. The program applies to undocumented immigrants, who were brought to the U.S. before their 16th birthday, were younger than 31 before 2012, have not been convicted of any crimes; and are in school, graduated from school or are honorably discharged veterans of the military.
A program called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, provided a temporary solution.
The action could result in many immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children getting deported. Obama created the program by way of executive actions in June 2012. They are then subject to an Federal Bureau of Investigation background check and whether or not they have been in school, have a clean criminal record, or been honourably discharged from the military.
Parts of the Department of Homeland Security, which administers DACA, have been told to prepare for a decision but have not been given any potential details of what a decision may be.
But, as the children, called "dreamers" like Baltimore woman Nathaly Uribe Robledo anxiously wait for the president's decision, she wonders if she'll have to leave the USA for a country she doesn't know.
Who is fighting for and against DACA?
Townsend believes ending the program would hurt families.
Exactly how the Trump Administration will handle the DACA program remains a mystery. At least 10 Attorneys' General have sued the White House to put an end to it. And on Thursday, hundreds of tech and business leaders from Amazon's Jeff Bezos to Google's Sundar Pichai sent a similar letter to Trump.