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Deborah Pearlstein, a former White House official and international law professor at Yeshiva University, said it's likely the next administration will use Obama's framework as its starting point. "By practice and long history, those opinions tend to stand," she said.
"People's concern and fear is reasonable, but if this man has an ounce of political sense, and that's a big if, then going after this most sympathetic group of immigrants who were brought here as children through no volition of their own, who have been productive members of society, simply should not be a priority," said Markowitz.
Immigrants are deeply rooted in our neighborhoods and communities, yet most must fight to stay in the country without an attorney to guide them through the deportation maze — even though their lives are often literally at stake.