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Undocumented immigrants fear deportation under Trump presidency

FOX 11 By: Stephanie Stanton

(FOX 11) - Senator-elect Kamala Harris speaking before the Coalition of Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles tried to calm the fears of undocumented people living in L.A.
 
"You are not alone... You matter and we've got your back." Harris said.
 
Meanwhile, at city hall officials joined together with the same message.
 
"We are reaffirming our commitment... To fight for the rights of immigrants... Muslims... Women... The disabled and of all americans. " said Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo.
 
That includes some 2.6 million undocumented workers right here in California now afraid they might get deported.

29 year-old Maribel Serrano is among them. She was brought here from Mexico by her parents when she was just 4-years-old. The US is the only home she's ever known.
 
She was able to get a temporary work permit under president Obama's Dreamers Act known as Daca. She recently participated in a documentary where she traveled back to Mexico for the first in 25 years.
 
Serrano says, " to me it's a foreign country it's something that is very dear to my heart because it's where I was born... But I don't know the lifestyle there."
 
To protect Maribel and others like her.  Lawmakers in California vowed to defy any federal deportation orders handed down from the trump administration.

 

ABC 7 NEWS Special Report

LEGAL ADVOCATES DISCUSS DEFENSE PLAN FOR IMMIGRANTS DAYS AFTER ELECTION

By Miriam Hernandez

Friday, November 11, 2016

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- 

Many people in Southern California are concerned over President-elect Donald Trump's immigration policy and because of that legal battle plans are being formed.

Maribel Serrano is living in limbo. She was born in Mexico and brought to the U.S. as a toddler. Now she's a college graduate.

She is one of nearly 800,000 young people who won temporary reprieve from deportation through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an executive order signed by President Barack Obama.

Because of her detailed DACA application, the federal government knows where to find her.

"It exposes everything about your personal life," she said.

On Friday, legal advocates for immigrants met with Mayor Eric Garcetti to formulate a defense plan.

Serrano, an aspiring journalist, hopes her documentary "Mi Vida DACA" will show that she should not be punished for the deeds of her parents. The 29-year-old obtained a one-time permit to go to Mexico as part of the application process. It's clear to her that the U.S. is her home, she said.

"I want to give back to this community. I want to be a person who can help this country," she said.

Advocates said the productivity of DACA beneficiaries will be an argument to defend a worthwhile program. Destroying it would cause chaos and heartbreak.

"Throwing a political fireball into the mix in the opening days of the Trump administration, but the potential is there, and we're going to make sure it doesn't happen," said Daniel Sharpe, legal director of the Central American Resource Center.

http://abc7.com/news/officials-formulate-defense-plan-for-los-angeles-immigrants/1603473/