It is no surprise that the change in federal administration also is likely to bring about significant changes in immigration policy. President-elect Trump is reportedly expected to rescind the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which has given a work permit and a deferral of deportation for more than a million immigrants who entered the US as children. Assuming that he does rescind this program, Trump then will have to determine whether these group of immigrants already approved will be allowed to renew their work permits, or whether their work permits will continue valid until they expire, or whether Trump will initiate removal proceedings against them all. How exactly Trump would carry out this plan remains unclear. Supporters of the plan, however, state that despite how emotional the deportation may be for some, these immigrants understood the risks when they entered the country without legal status. Even if Trump does elect to allow the “Dreamers,” or the childhood immigrants who currently are living and working in the United States without fear of deportation for a limited period of time, to finish out their deferral periods, their future will be uncertain. Once these deferral periods end, these immigrants will be unable to legally work in the United States, and may have a harder time finding illegal work, as Trump also has promised to crack down on businesses that hire undocumented immigrants. Plus, all of these immigrants will be subject to deportation at any time, which makes it very difficult to plan a future. Raising a family and advancing one’s career are next to impossible when you fear Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will come knocking at your door at any moment. While ICE might not seek out undocumented immigrants in their school or at their workplaces, coming into contact with law enforcement of any kind may trigger deportation. When you or a loved one are detained and face deportation for any reason, Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. is here to help. We care about you, your family, and your ability to remain in the U.S. As a result, our California deportation defense lawyers stand ready to build the strongest possible deportation defense case on your behalf. Contact your Oakland immigration lawyer today and learn how we can advocate for you and your family in your deportation proceedings.