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Deportation Pressures Limit Immigrant Options, Attorneys Say

Immigration attorneys in Chicago say federal pressure to detain and deport more immigrants is leaving their clients with fewer options to get legal. Under President Trump, who promised to step up immigration enforcement, the backlog of court cases means many years of delay. Attorney Amina Najib says during that time, some of her clients have become ineligible for deportation relief they otherwise might have qualified for.

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