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Young ‘Dreamers’ See Peril as Trump Plans for Deportations

  • Fate of data trove looms large as new administration shapes up
  • President-elect says he’ll start with criminals, then reassess
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What Trump's Election Win Means for Immigration

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The undocumented youth temporarily shielded from deportation by President Barack Obama are worried they might be next in line after President-elect Donald Trump said he would immediately move against immigrants convicted of crimes.

Trump said Sunday on CBS’s “60 Minutes” that he planned to immediately expel as many as 3 million people, with a focus on gang members, drug dealers and other criminals. That was scant comfort to the more than 1 million undocumented known as dreamers, who were brought to the country as children. They handed over information including fingerprints and relatives’ home addresses when they applied for protection under the president’s 2012 executive order, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.