Some N.H. 'Dreamers' Have Been Preparing for the End of DACA in Advance

Sep 6, 2017

President Trump’s decision to end the DACA immigration policy could affect nearly 1,000 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.