Young People In St. Cloud Worry About Their Legal Status
ST. CLOUD (AP) — Some young people who qualified for legal status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are concerned about their future if the program ends under the administration of President-elect Donald Trump.
Susan Roberts, an immigration lawyer in St. Cloud, says she has received an increase in calls and contacts since the election.
She says she believes people are worried because threat of deportation was a hallmark of Trump's campaign.
During the campaign, Trump pledged to revoke executive actions issued under President Barack Obama, which would include the arrivals act.
The program was created in 2012 and allows people who were brought into the country as children are protected from deportation for renewable two-year period and work.