Trump’s unpredictability makes it hard for immigration attorneys

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It was a rough week for Vanessa Merton, an immigration lawyer in Westchester. She says the Trump administration is making it harder than it has ever been to fight for the rights of poor, immigrant families.

“Every day, it’s like being in a war, because you don't know what’s coming today,” she told News 12.

Merton works at the John Jay Immigration Justice Clinic at Pace Law School.

President Donald Trump has been nonstop with his attacks on immigrants at the White House and on the campaign trail ahead of the midterm elections.

He's called the caravan of asylum seekers from Central America “invaders” and ordered the military to the border to stop them. He has also discussed plans to use an executive order to do away with the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees birthright citizenship.

“The unpredictability, the uncertainty and the sheer breathtaking lawlessness, it’s difficult to cope with,” says Merton.

Merton, and many pundits, believe the president is drumming up fear as a way to persuade his supporters to head to the polls on Election Day.

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