Legal experts look to aid, educate people about DACA

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Legal experts are weighing in on the cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program and the impact its end will have on the roughly 40,000 New Yorkers protected under it.

DACA recipients will lose their protected status beginning March 5, 2018, and legal experts throughout the city are hard at work helping undocumented immigrants whose futures are now uncertain.

The Legal Aid Society has offices in Downtown Brooklyn but services clients from all five boroughs, including many DACA recipients. One way it's trying to help those impacted is by determining whether they could qualify for other types of immigration programs that would allow them to stay in the country.

"New York City is a sanctuary city, and I do think that the city and the community is going to take all efforts to really protect our New York City residents on an individual level," says attorney Hannah Shapiro.

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