[Mother Jones] Immigration Lawyers Are Advising Their Undocumented Clients to Stay in the Shadows

November 23, 2016

 

An article in Mother Jones about how attorneys are counseling their young DACAmented clients in the wake of the election quoted ImmDef Executive Director Lindsay Toczylowski. This is what she said:

 

"There's just a lot of fear about what's going to happen, and a lot of that has to do with the language and the sort of hate-mongering that we heard during the campaign," says Lindsay Toczylowski, the executive director of Immigrant Defenders Law Center in Los Angeles. "I think that fear of the unknown has just resulted in sort of extreme caution." Even immigrants with clear paths to green cards or other forms of legal status have been scared enough to wonder if they should still go forward with their applications, she says."We're fielding dozens of phone calls," she adds. "All of our attorneys' phones are kind of ringing off the hook."

 

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