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>>>HERE IS LOCAL COVERAGE FROM>>>HERE IS LOCAL COVERAGE FROM MASSACHUSETTS ON HOW THE MASSACHUSETTS ON HOW THE FAMILIES OF KIDS RECEIVING LIFE FAMILIES OF KIDS RECEIVING LIFE SAVING MEDICAL TREATMENT HAVE SAVING MEDICAL TREATMENT HAVE BEEN TOLD OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS BEEN TOLD OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO PICK UP THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO PICK UP AND RETURN TO THEIR HOME AND RETURN TO THEIR HOME COUNTRIES AND STOP THIS CRUCIAL COUNTRIES AND STOP THIS CRUCIAL MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR THEIR MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR THEIR KIDS. KIDS. ATTORNEYS AND DOCTORS STARTED ATTORNEYS AND DOCTORS STARTED HEARING FROM CLIENTS LAST WEEK HEARING FROM CLIENTS LAST WEEK THAT THEY RECEIVED THE NOTICES THAT THEY RECEIVED THE NOTICES IN THE MAIL. IN THE MAIL. THERE WAS NO ANNOUNCEMENT OTHER THERE WAS NO ANNOUNCEMENT OTHER THAN THE LETTERS GIVING PATIENTS THAN THE LETTERS GIVING PATIENTS 33 DAYS TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY. 33 DAYS TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY. MANY OF THOSE LETTERS ARRIVED MANY OF THOSE LETTERS ARRIVED INPATIENT’S MAILBOXES HALFWAY INPATIENT’S MAILBOXES HALFWAY THROUGH THAT GRACE PERIOD. THROUGH THAT GRACE PERIOD. ONE ATTORNEY REPRESENTING SOME ONE ATTORNEY REPRESENTING SOME OF THE FAMILYIES SAYING, OUR OF THE FAMILYIES SAYING, OUR GOVERNMENT SHOULD FOCUS ITS GOVERNMENT SHOULD FOCUS ITS LIMITED RESOURCES OR TRULY LIMITED RESOURCES OR TRULY DANGEROUS PEOPLE, NOT ON MOST DANGEROUS PEOPLE, NOT ON MOST VULNERABLE. VULNERABLE. JOINING US IS THAT ATTORNEY I JOINING US IS THAT ATTORNEY I QUOTED. QUOTED. SHE’S THE HEAD OF THE NEW SHE’S THE HEAD OF THE NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN ENGLAND CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION. IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION. SHE’S REPRESENTING SOME FAMILIES SHE’S REPRESENTING SOME FAMILIES WHO MAY BE FORCED OUT OF THE WHO MAY BE FORCED OUT OF THE COUNTRY DUE TO THIS UNANNOUNCED COUNTRY DUE TO THIS UNANNOUNCED CHANGE IN POLICY FROM THE TRUMP CHANGE IN POLICY FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR GIVING THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR GIVING US SOME OF YOUR TIME TONIGHT. US SOME OF YOUR TIME TONIGHT. APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE. APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. IT’S A PLEASURE TO BE HERE. IT’S A PLEASURE TO BE HERE.>>LET ME ASK YOU IF I HAVE>>LET ME ASK YOU IF I HAVE EXPLAINED THIS RIGHT. EXPLAINED THIS RIGHT. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO PIECE THIS I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO PIECE THIS TOGETHER FROM LOCAL NEWS TOGETHER FROM LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE IN A COUPLE OF COVERAGE IN A COUPLE OF LOCATIONS NOW. LOCATIONS NOW. HAVE I GOT THIS RIGHT IN TERMS HAVE I GOT THIS RIGHT IN TERMS OF WHAT YOUR CLIENTS ARE UP OF WHAT YOUR CLIENTS ARE UP AGAINST RIGHT NOW? AGAINST RIGHT NOW?>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ABSOLUTELY. YOU HAVE DESCRIBED IT PERFECTLY. YOU HAVE DESCRIBED IT PERFECTLY.>>THE STORY GOT A LITTLE BIT>>THE STORY GOT A LITTLE BIT STRANGE WHEN U.S. CITIZENSHIP STRANGE WHEN U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION STARTED SAYING AND IMMIGRATION STARTED SAYING THAT SOME OTHER AGENCY IN THE THAT SOME OTHER AGENCY IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS GOING TO TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS GOING TO KEEP RUNNING THE MEDICAL KEEP RUNNING THE MEDICAL DEFERRAL PROGRAM. DEFERRAL PROGRAM. THAT AGENCY SAID, NO, WE ARE THAT AGENCY SAID, NO, WE ARE NOT. NOT. DO YOU HAVE ANY CLARITY ON THIS? DO YOU HAVE ANY CLARITY ON THIS? HAVE YOUR CLIENTS BEEN ABLE TO HAVE YOUR CLIENTS BEEN ABLE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THAT MIGHT BE FIGURE OUT WHAT THAT MIGHT BE ABOUT? ABOUT? THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DOESN’T THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DOESN’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT ON THIS. ON THIS.>>SADLY, THERE’S BEEN NO>>SADLY, THERE’S BEEN NO EXPLANATION OF WHAT WE CAN EXPLANATION OF WHAT WE CAN EXPECT AS ATTORNEYS OR WHAT OUR EXPECT AS ATTORNEYS OR WHAT OUR CLIENTS CAN EXPECT IN TERMS OF CLIENTS CAN EXPECT IN TERMS OF WHAT THEY SHOULD BE DOING. WHAT THEY SHOULD BE DOING. THERE’S BEEN NO GUIDANCE. THERE’S BEEN NO GUIDANCE. IT’S BEEN TOTALLY SILENT FROM IT’S BEEN TOTALLY SILENT FROM THE GOVERNMENT. THE GOVERNMENT. FRANKLY, LIKE YOU SAID, I THINK FRANKLY, LIKE YOU SAID, I THINK THEY DIDN’T CARE TO EVEN PUT A THEY DIDN’T CARE TO EVEN PUT A PLAN IN PLACE TO TRY TO HELP PLAN IN PLACE TO TRY TO HELP THESE REALLY DESPERATE AND THESE REALLY DESPERATE AND VULNERABLE PEOPLE. VULNERABLE PEOPLE.>>OR TO EXPLAIN TO THE PUBLIC>>OR TO EXPLAIN TO THE PUBLIC WHAT THEY’RE DOING. WHAT THEY’RE DOING. THE PART OF IT THAT IS THE PART OF IT THAT IS SURPRISING TO ME IS THERE’S NO SURPRISING TO ME IS THERE’S NO ANNOUNCEMENT. ANNOUNCEMENT. THERE’S BEEN NO PLAN TO EXPLAIN THERE’S BEEN NO PLAN TO EXPLAIN THIS. THIS. OBVIOUSLY, THIS IS SUCH AN OBVIOUSLY, THIS IS SUCH AN INFLAMMATORY THING. INFLAMMATORY THING. THERE ARE GOING TO BE HARD THERE ARE GOING TO BE HARD QUESTIONS. QUESTIONS. PEOPLE ARE GOING TO WANT AN PEOPLE ARE GOING TO WANT AN EXPLANATION FOR WHAT THEY ARE EXPLANATION FOR WHAT THEY ARE DOING. DOING. IT’S A GAPING MALL OVER THERE. IT’S A GAPING MALL OVER THERE. I DON’T MEAN TO PUT THAT ON YOU. I DON’T MEAN TO PUT THAT ON YOU. LET ME ASK YOU IN TERMS OF YOUR LET ME ASK YOU IN TERMS OF YOUR CLIENTS AND WHAT YOU ARE CLIENTS AND WHAT YOU ARE LEARNING ABOUT THIS, WHAT CAN LEARNING ABOUT THIS, WHAT CAN YOU ADVISE YOUR CLIENTS TO DO AT YOU ADVISE YOUR CLIENTS TO DO AT THIS POINT? THIS POINT?>>I MEAN, SADLY, I THINK WE’RE>>I MEAN, SADLY, I THINK WE’RE REALLY JUST TRYING TO FIGURE OUT REALLY JUST TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE BEST WAY TO MOVE FORWARD FOR THE BEST WAY TO MOVE FORWARD FOR OUR CLIENTS AND WHETHER OR NOT OUR CLIENTS AND WHETHER OR NOT APPLYING TO I.C.E. IS A VALID APPLYING TO I.C.E. IS A VALID OPTION OR NOT. OPTION OR NOT. I.C.E. IS REALLY NOT KNOWN IN I.C.E. IS REALLY NOT KNOWN IN BEING A FRIENDLY, HUMANITARIAN BEING A FRIENDLY, HUMANITARIAN TYPE OF AGENCY THAT WOULD BE TYPE OF AGENCY THAT WOULD BE WILLING TO TAKE THESE REALLY WILLING TO TAKE THESE REALLY SENSITIVE CASES SERIOUSLY. SENSITIVE CASES SERIOUSLY. SO I THINK IT’S REALLY SO I THINK IT’S REALLY FRIGHTENING FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. FRIGHTENING FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. THAT’S PART OF WHAT THE THAT’S PART OF WHAT THE ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN TRYING ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN TRYING TO DO OVER THESE LAST TWO YEARS TO DO OVER THESE LAST TWO YEARS IS TO SOW A LOT OF FEAR AND IS TO SOW A LOT OF FEAR AND PANIC AMONG IMMIGRANTS AND HOPE PANIC AMONG IMMIGRANTS AND HOPE THEY WILL GO AWAY AND NOT APPLY THEY WILL GO AWAY AND NOT APPLY AND NOT MAKE A FUSS ABOUT THIS, AND NOT MAKE A FUSS ABOUT THIS, BECAUSE THEY ARE SCARED AND BECAUSE THEY ARE SCARED AND REALLY — NOT ONLY WORRIED ABOUT REALLY — NOT ONLY WORRIED ABOUT THEIR SAFETY HERE BUT ABOUT THEIR SAFETY HERE BUT ABOUT THEIR CHILD’S LIFE. THEIR CHILD’S LIFE.>>ARE YOU, IN FACT, FACING>>ARE YOU, IN FACT, FACING CASES IN TERMS OF YOUR OWN CASES IN TERMS OF YOUR OWN CLIENTS IN WHICH THIS IS A CLIENTS IN WHICH THIS IS A POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION FOR CHILDREN IN THESE SITUATION FOR CHILDREN IN THESE FAMILIES, FOR FAMILY MEMBERS FAMILIES, FOR FAMILY MEMBERS WHERE THEY GET TREATMENT HERE WHERE THEY GET TREATMENT HERE THEY CAN’T GET OTHER PLACES, IF THEY CAN’T GET OTHER PLACES, IF THEY ARE FORCED OUT OF THE THEY ARE FORCED OUT OF THE COUNTRY, THEIR LIVES WILL BE IN COUNTRY, THEIR LIVES WILL BE IN DANGER? DANGER?>>YEAH.>>YEAH. I HAVE A COUPLE OF CLIENTS THAT I HAVE A COUPLE OF CLIENTS THAT JUST GOT DENIAL NOTICES OVER JUST GOT DENIAL NOTICES OVER THIS PAST ONE WEEK. THIS PAST ONE WEEK. I HAVE ONE YOUNG MAN REALLY NICE I HAVE ONE YOUNG MAN REALLY NICE YOUNG MAN WHO SADLY HAS MENTAL YOUNG MAN WHO SADLY HAS MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. HEALTH ISSUES. HE CAME HERE ON A VISITOR VISA HE CAME HERE ON A VISITOR VISA TO GET TREATMENT. TO GET TREATMENT. SADLY, HIS CONDITION SADLY, HIS CONDITION DETERIORATED SIGNIFICANTLY. DETERIORATED SIGNIFICANTLY. HE HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED NOW. HE HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED NOW. HE IS GETTING THE BEST CARE THAT HE IS GETTING THE BEST CARE THAT HE CAN GET FOR HIS CONDITION. HE CAN GET FOR HIS CONDITION. THE GOVERNMENT HAS TOLD HIM, YOU THE GOVERNMENT HAS TOLD HIM, YOU NEED TO LEAVE IN 33 DAYS. NEED TO LEAVE IN 33 DAYS. THERE’S NO WAY THIS YOUNG MAN IS THERE’S NO WAY THIS YOUNG MAN IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO LEAVE A GOING TO BE ABLE TO LEAVE A HOSPITAL. HOSPITAL. HE IS COMMITTED THERE BECAUSE OF HE IS COMMITTED THERE BECAUSE OF THIS SERIOUSNESS. THIS SERIOUSNESS. MY OTHER CLIENT IS THIS YOUNG MY OTHER CLIENT IS THIS YOUNG GIRL, 14 YEARS OLD, WHO HAS A GIRL, 14 YEARS OLD, WHO HAS A VERY SERIOUS HEART CONDITION. VERY SERIOUS HEART CONDITION. SHE HAD HEART SURGERY. SHE HAD HEART SURGERY. SHE’S RECOVERING NOW BUT IS SHE’S RECOVERING NOW BUT IS GOING TO NEED FOLLOW-UP SURGERY GOING TO NEED FOLLOW-UP SURGERY AND CONSTANT MONITORING AND AND CONSTANT MONITORING AND CARE. CARE. SHE CAME ON A VISITOR VISA. SHE CAME ON A VISITOR VISA. SHE CAME HERE LEGALLY, APPLIED SHE CAME HERE LEGALLY, APPLIED FOR THIS. FOR THIS. SADLY HAS BEEN SOLD, NO, SORRY, SADLY HAS BEEN SOLD, NO, SORRY, YOU NEED TO LEAVE IN 33 DAYS. YOU NEED TO LEAVE IN 33 DAYS.>>SHE’S LITERALLY BETWEEN HEART>>SHE’S LITERALLY BETWEEN HEART OPERATIONS? OPERATIONS? SHE’S HAD ONE? SHE’S HAD ONE? SHE’S RECOVERING? SHE’S RECOVERING? SHE HAS ANOTHER AHEAD OF HER AND SHE HAS ANOTHER AHEAD OF HER AND THEY’RE TRYING TO FORCE HER OUT THEY’RE TRYING TO FORCE HER OUT OF THE COUNTRY? OF THE COUNTRY?>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THAT’S RIGHT. HONESTLY, I’M NOT SHOCKED. HONESTLY, I’M NOT SHOCKED. THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS TRIED TO THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS TRIED TO DISMANTLE LEGAL IMMIGRATION OVER DISMANTLE LEGAL IMMIGRATION OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS ON A NUMBER THE LAST TWO YEARS ON A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT FRONTS. OF DIFFERENT FRONTS. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE TRAVEL BAN, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE TRAVEL BAN, THAT’S A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THAT’S A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF AGAINST INHUMANITY OF THE AGAINST INHUMANITY OF THE ADMINISTRATION AND NOT CARING ADMINISTRATION AND NOT CARING THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT NEED THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT NEED URGENT LIFE SAVING CARE TO COME URGENT LIFE SAVING CARE TO COME HERE FOR THAT OR TO COME HERE TO HERE FOR THAT OR TO COME HERE TO SEE A FAMILY MEMBER THAT MAY BE SEE A FAMILY MEMBER THAT MAY BE DIEING, TO OTHER AVENUES LIKE DIEING, TO OTHER AVENUES LIKE THE H1B OR INTERNATIONAL THE H1B OR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS. STUDENTS. THE MORALE AT THE STATE THE MORALE AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT, FOR EXAMPLE, IS DEPARTMENT, FOR EXAMPLE, IS TERRIBLE BECAUSE OF THE TERRIBLE BECAUSE OF THE CONDITIONS THAT THESE POLITICAL CONDITIONS THAT THESE POLITICAL APPOINTEES HAVE CREATED IN THESE APPOINTEES HAVE CREATED IN THESE AGENCIES. AGENCIES.>>CHAIR OF THE NEW ENGLAND>>CHAIR OF THE NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN LAWYERS CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION WHO IS REPRESENTING ASSOCIATION WHO IS REPRESENTING SOME OF THE FAMILIES UP AGAINST SOME OF THE FAMILIES UP AGAINST THIS UNANNOUNCED CHANGE IN THIS UNANNOUNCED CHANGE IN POLICY FROM THE TRUMP POLICY FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, THANK YOU FOR ADMINISTRATION, THANK YOU FOR HELPING US WITH THIS. HELPING US WITH THIS. AS I SAID, THERE’S NOT A LOT OF AS I SAID, THERE’S NOT A LOT OF NATIONAL COVERAGE ON THIS YET. NATIONAL COVERAGE ON THIS YET. PLEASE DO STAY IN TOUCH. PLEASE DO STAY IN TOUCH. WE WOULD LOVE TO KEEP U.S.S

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