Immigrants scramble to complete paperwork amid hurricanes
HOUSTON- Young immigrants in Houston and Miami are scrambling to complete their renewal applications for a program shielding them from deportation while dealing with hurricanes bearing down on their states.
An Oct. 5 deadline announced this week by the Trump administration set off an immediate scramble among many of the nearly 800,000 people protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program - most notably in Texas and Florida.
In Texas, one DACA recipient took a backpack with her immigration paperwork with a change of clothes and a Bible as she fled her home in heavy flooding caused by Tropical Storm Harvey.
In Florida, lawyers are concerned Hurricane Irma will shut down offices and make it harder for them to serve clients with the deadline approaching.
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