On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, our country elected Donald J. Trump as our 45th President. The election outcome has led to various protests across the country and has raised concerns about the rights and future of poor and immigrant communities. On the campaign trail and in recent media interviews, President-elect Trump has promised to take aggressive actions to deport 2-3 million undocumented people. Although the target of this deportation plan is what the new administration calls “criminal arrestees,” it is unclear whether this plan will negatively impact other immigrant families.
Regardless of who is in the White House, The Daniel Society Center for Law and Justice will continue to vigorously fight for fair and just policies impacting people living in low-income and immigrant communities. We are developing a Civic Engagement Initiative that will give people a voice in public policies that will undoubtedly impact them. Furthermore, our Welcome Home Legal Aid Initiative will help immigrants understand their rights and achieve a status of freedom.