Professor Jennifer Gordon was quoted in Reuters where she discusses the adverse impact that Donald Trump’s presidency may have on undocumented immigrants.
Jennifer Gordon, professor at Fordham Law School in New York and an expert on immigration policy:
“Trump campaigned on a promise to deport over 10 million undocumented immigrants. To carry this out would require staggering resources. But given his attacks on undocumented people, one thing seems near-certain: he will exercise his authority to cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that President Obama put in place to protect young undocumented immigrants. This will leave many hard-working undocumented teachers, housekeepers, lawyers, construction workers, students, health aides and doctors in a tremendously vulnerable position. Our country is richer in every way for their presence. We must fight with every tool at our disposal to defend the core American value of inclusion.”