Some Immigrants Thinking of Leaving US

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LOS ANGELES -- There is no evidence that people are leaving the country in large numbers for fear of deportation, but there is some anecdotal evidence to indicate that many undocumented immigrants, especially those who have some sort of record, may be considering it, writes Pilar Marrero for La Opinion.

"I think it's absolutely part of the strategy of President Trump and those around him," said Tom Jawetz, an immigration expert at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC. "In his executive order, he talked about the multiplier effect of deportation by using the police to aid in immigration enforcement. But I think the biggest deportation effect is the chaos and fear they are creating in the immigrant community."

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