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N.H. 'Dreamers' Explore Legal Options for the End of DACA

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President Trump’s decision to end the DACA immigration policy could affect nearly 400 people here in New Hampshire.

Ron Abramson, an immigration attorney based in Manchester, says he’s been working with clients protected by DACA in the run up to this decision to explore their options.

“We’ve been just trying to prepare people for anything. One approach was to get anything that could be filed, filed before this announcement. As a general rule, having a postmark or delivery date before some policy changes at least gives a person potential rights.”

Abramson says some of those who are affected may be able to use other legal means to stay in the U.S. But he says that will depend on the individual circumstances of each person.

Immigrants protected by the DACA policy could face deportation as early as March of next year.

Note: A number in this story has been corrected. According to data from US Citizenship and Immigration Services, as of March 31, 2017, 367 individuals listing a New Hampshire address received an initial grant of DACA. We rounded that number up to 400 to reflect the uncertainty noted by USCIS about where those individuals are currently residing. This is also the same number used by immigration experts and advocates in New Hampshire.

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