"We are extremely disappointed with President Obama and Congress for their lack of action," said Felipe Matos, 24, who has spent nearly his entire life in the U.S. after his parents illegally brought him into the country from Argentina as a young child. "The reality is that current enforcement-only policies are terrorizing our communities across the nation and no one is taking responsibility."
Balderas' friends have also rallied around him.
"This is very frustrating that this is happening to Eric," said his best friend and Harvard classmate Mario Rodas. "He is a great asset to this country."
Rodas said Balderas is studying molecular and cellular biology and hopes to become a cancer researcher.
"It's frustrating. We are all really frustrated with this situation and that the U.S. is trying to get rid of someone like him. He can do a lot of good," said Rodas. "It is devastating to the community."
Rodas launched a Facebook page Friday highlighting the Balderas case and rallying support for the DREAM Act.
According to the Immigration Law Center, the DREAM Act is a "bipartisan legislation that addresses the situation faced faced by young people who were brought to the United States years ago as undocumented immigrant children and who have since grown up here, stayed in school, and kept out of trouble."
ABC News' Devin Dwyer contributed to this report
"We need this to pass, we need support and people to support Eric," said Rodas. "He is going through a tough time right now and there is a sense of urgency for this Act to pass now before the summer."