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Young Immigrants Confront the Outcome of the 2016 Election
Fear and dread have swept through immigrant communities following Donald Trump’s election as president. Trump has promised to immediately deport 2 to 3-million undocumented immigrants once he takes office, and since Election Day the nation has seen a dramatic increase in hate crimes aimed at Muslims and immigrants, widely thought to be inspired by Trump’s anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric.
In response, a growing number of cities, college campuses and religious institutions have declared themselves to be sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants. Some states – notably California and New York – have said that they will resist Trump’s immigration policies.
But no one really knows what will happen when Trump takes office. Feet in 2 Worlds invited a group of young immigrants to talk about their fears and their hopes as the new administration takes shape.
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