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Corona Immigration Forum Will Answer Fears for Upcoming Trump Presidency

By Katie Honan | December 2, 2016 5:41pm

CORONA —City officials are hosting a forum to discuss concerns about immigration under the next presidential administration.

Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, along with the Mayor's Office of Community Affairs, is hosting the forum on Monday, Dec. 5 at P.S. 19, at 98-02 Roosevelt Ave.

The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will feature resources from multiple city agencies aimed to help the neighborhood's large immigrant community.

Many residents have expressed concerns since the election of Donald Trump, who has pledged to deport two to three million undocumented residents during his time in office, officials said. 

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Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to protect undocumented immigrants living in New York City, saying he would destroy IDNYC data if the federal government requested it. 

The program provides identification cards to residents regardless of their immigration status.

"We are not going to sacrifice half a million people who live among us and are part of our community," de Blasio said in the days after the election.