Legal experts answer HCC students' questions about immigration

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- ABC13 partnered with HCC Central Campus and the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative for an Immigration Town Hall on Tuesday evening.

The town hall was a community service opportunity for experts to answer HCC students' questions about immigration.

Legal experts from several non-profit agenices, including Catholic Charities, NALEO Education Fund, Baker Ripley (formerly Neighborhood Centers), UH Law Center, Tahirih Justice Center and Daya, answered questions from students during a one-hour live event.

Growing concern over recent immigration policies under the new Donald Trump administration has left some international students with many questions about their future status in the country.

These were just some of the questions addressed by the legal panel.

I need legal immigration advice. How do I avoid being taken advantage of by immigration scammers?

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I'm an international student. Can I be deported?
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My family may be separated due to possible detention or deportation. What should I do?
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Is there help for undocumented victims of domestic abuse or sexual attacks?
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Questions were answered by members of the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative: Geoff Hoffman, Anne Chandler, Oscar Hernandez, Zenobia Lai, Vinh Ho, Rachna Khare, Claudia Ortega-Hogue, and Jill Campbell.

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