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The Trump effect

Asian 'Dreamers' speak out in Trump's America

Immigrants brought to US as children fight for their place in the country

There are an estimated 42,000 DACA recipients in New York. (Photo by Ariana King)

NEW YORK -- It was not anxiety about his own future that made Tony Choi well up at a rally in front of Trump Tower in early September. Rather, he was thinking about the sacrifices of his mother, who had put in long workdays year after year to raise two children alone in this country.

"I thought I wasn't going to cry," he said, recalling the night with other immigrants railing against President Donald Trump's decision to end protection for undocumented immigrants. But after seeing police rounding up and arresting many of his fellow immigrants, he became overcome with emotion.

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