Young immigrants who came forward now worried about future

Posted11/29/2016 7:00 AM

WASHINGTON -- Young immigrants who came forward in droves to voluntarily identify themselves - and their relatives - to the Obama administration on the promise they'd be safe from deportation are facing a new reality: President-elect Donald Trump wants to scrap the program.

And starting Jan. 20 all of the personal information of more than 741,000 immigrants - fingerprints, photographs, detailed histories of their education and past addresses - will be readily available to immigration enforcement agencies.


The specifics of how Trump plans to deal with immigration enforcement aren't yet clear, but he wasn't subtle about what he thinks about President Barack Obama's effort to shield young immigrants from deportation. He called the effort an "illegal amnesty" and promised to "immediately terminate" the program.

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