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Alfredo Trejo, 18, came to the U.S. from El Salvador in 2014 as an unaccompanied minor and now lives with his aunt in Virginia. He applied for asylum, and, like many others, he says he fled persecution from gang members in San Salvador. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Alfredo Trejo, 18, came to the U.S. from El Salvador in 2014 as an unaccompanied minor and now lives with his aunt in Virginia. He applied for asylum, and, like many others, he says he fled persecution from gang members in San Salvador. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Chefs at work in the kitchen of a restaurant in New York's Chinatown, circa 1940. For many Chinese, opening up restaurants became a way to bypass U.S. immigration laws designed to keep them out of the country. Weegee(Arthur Fellig)/International Center of Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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Pedro Figueroa, 31, reported his car stolen. When San Francisco law enforcement officers found out there was a warrant for his arrest, they called federal immigration officials. Courtesy of Jon Rodney hide caption

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Man Reports Car Stolen, Ends Up In Deportation Limbo

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The American flag, seen through the columns of the Supreme Court building, blows in the wind on Feb. 13. Jon Elswick/AP hide caption

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On The Docket, In Limbo: Scalia's Death Casts Uncertainty On Key Cases

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Patrons of the the New World Mall in Flushing ride the escalator from the food court. The Queens neighborhood has become a hot spot for northern Chinese immigrants in the past few years. The trend has brought a cultural wave of influence on the food and business markets in the community. Cameron Robert/NPR hide caption

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Leaving China's North, Immigrants Redefine Chinese In New York

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President Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House in November 2014. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent detains an immigrant in October 2015. Though the Department of Homeland Security says it is looking for recent arrivals, criminals and people with deportation orders, that hasn't reassured immigrants like Giovanni. "It's still scary," he says. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Deportations, Rumors Stir Fear Among Immigrants

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Attendance Drops At Maryland High School, As Deportation Fears Rise

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A screenshot of Florida Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart Spanish-language response to the State of the Union address, which has a different message on immigration than the one in South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's response speech. Conferencia GOP via YouTube/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Latino Reaction Split On Republicans' Spanish Language Message

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Former U.S. Marine Daniel Torres stands outside the Deported Veteran Support House, known as the The Bunker, in eastern Tijuana. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Service Members, Not Citizens: Meet The Veterans Who Have Been Deported

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Cranes pepper the skyline in Charlotte, N.C., a sign of the region's strong economic growth. Logan Cyrus for NPR hide caption

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Economy And Immigration: What's Dividing Republicans

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