Mar 1

Washington Post: Advocates Warn “Dreamers” to Lie Low as Trump Ramps Up Deportation Plans


The Washington Post reports that immigration lawyers and advocacy groups are advising undocumented immigrants not to enroll in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program amid fears that the Trump administration will use their personal information to detain and deport them. Under the program, applicants are required to present proof of their identity, such as a passport or birth certificate, and to show documentation of where they go to school or work. “The main risk is bringing attention to yourself,” stated AILA’s Director of Advocacy Greg Chen. “[AILA’s] reading of the DHS memos … is that they really are cold comfort to anyone concerned about the viability of their immigration status.”