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  • Writer's pictureTram T. Nguyen

Locals protest Trump immigration policy

From Haverhill Gazette’s Week in Review

Tram Nguyen, a candidate for the 18th Essex District seat in the House of Representatives currently held by Republican Jim Lyons, said the protest hit close to home for her. Nguyen came to the United States at the age of 5 with her family as political refugees from Vietnam. In her career as a legal aid attorney at nonprofit Greater Boston Legal Service, she has worked to help immigrants, among several other groups of people in need, including survivors of domestic violence, veterans and children.

“Children belong with their families,” Nguyen said. “Stripping them away from their loved ones is a denial of their human dignity. As a legal aid attorney who has spent my career assisting vulnerable families, I am proud to be here with our neighbors to stand up against family separation and advocate for the immediate reunification of families that have already been separated.”

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