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Where Trump won in NYC, residents allay immigrants' fears


              In this Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 photo, Ruth Silverberg, left, helps Maribel Torres prepare dinner at Maribel's home in the Staten Island...

              In this Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 photo, Axel, back left, and  Jose Juarez, center, have dinner with with their mother Maribel Torres, lef...

              In this Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 photo, Jesse Silverberg, left, talks to Axel, right, and Jose Juarez before dinner at Maribel Torres hom...

              In this Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 photo, Jesse Silverberg, center, Axel Juarez, left, and his brother Jose talk to each other before dinne...

              In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 photo, Gonzalo Mercado, director of La Colmena, speaks during an interview at the La Colmena office in ...

              In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 photo, Michael DeCillis, left, listens to Ruth Silverberg speak during an interview at the La Colmena o...

              In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 photo, Cesar Vargas, a young Mexican who last year was admitted to practice law in New York even though...

In this Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 photo, Ruth Silverberg, left, helps Maribel Torres prepare dinner at Maribel's home in the Staten Island...

In this Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 photo, Axel, back left, and Jose Juarez, center, have dinner with with their mother Maribel Torres, lef...

In this Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 photo, Jesse Silverberg, left, talks to Axel, right, and Jose Juarez before dinner at Maribel Torres hom...

In this Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 photo, Jesse Silverberg, center, Axel Juarez, left, and his brother Jose talk to each other before dinne...

In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 photo, Gonzalo Mercado, director of La Colmena, speaks during an interview at the La Colmena office in ...

In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 photo, Michael DeCillis, left, listens to Ruth Silverberg speak during an interview at the La Colmena o...

In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 photo, Cesar Vargas, a young Mexican who last year was admitted to practice law in New York even though...

NEW YORK (AP) — About 30 New York City residents are offering their help and in some cases even their homes to dozens of Latino immigrants living in the country illegally.

Many say that if immigrants are detained or deported, they would be willing to take in their children.

The effort is emerging in Staten Island, the city's most conservative borough and the only one that went for Donald Trump in the presidential election.

Residents stepped forward soon after the election and asked an immigrant support group how they could help.

Over the past few weeks, the groups of citizens and immigrants have been getting together to make dinners, teach each other a little English and Spanish, and exchange phone numbers for day they hope never comes.


Updated : 2021-01-21 07:47 GMT+08:00