An immigration lawyer told the group meeting that until you are a citizen of the US, whether here legally or not, you may be removed from the US for whatever reason the government dredges up. Immigrants rounded up in raids on the excuse of "being close to the raid site" are treated as guilty by association and deportation follows.
Let's explore the refugee situation a little here. Most people moving from one country to another have been displaced by war, whether an armed conflict or economic warfare. They do not choose to leave their home country and they'd rather not. They fear for their families and so they go, often having little more than fifteen minutes to pack and clear out ahead of violence. Many of these are the people currently being harassed on the streets, in restaurants, in grocery stores, on mass transit, you name it. It's terrifying. It's a continuation of the violence they fled in the place where they'd hoped to be free of violence. To engage in such anti-immigrant behavior is as unChristian as you can possibly be. Do a little research for yourself and see.
By the way, when the various immigrant groups (I am a mix of multiple nationalities from England, Ireland, and Europe) that comprise my family came to the US, they booked passage with brokers (as is still done today) and faced a couple of very simple tests of physical health and mental acuity (given in the immigrants' native tongues). You see, back in the day the doors were flung open as growing business and manufacturing centers desperately needed much help to compete. My ancestors faced the same vile rhetoric from the most ignorant and backward Americans when they arrived, but managed to get by. I pray the current refugees and immigrants will be able to do the same, however vile and pervasive the hatred is today. Today, however, the immigrants are limited in numbers accepted as our need in manufacturing and business is not so great. The hoops to jump through are far greater and more onerous. The vetting process that Mr. T finds too lenient takes anywhere from two to eight years before you can enter the country. If you are not a skilled worker, you have no legal recourse for entering the country.
At this point Egyptian Coptic Christians and Iraqi Christians are being deported back to their home countries, where they are being hunted and killed in increasing numbers (see: http://www.newsweek.com/iraq-christians-trump-death-sentence-deportation-625722 as an example).
What can we do? Those of us who are the least directly impacted can speak up, as I'm doing here. Cry out to your politicians. Take a stand in the streets. Write letters to editors. Talk to friends. Get the word out. Refuse to stand by doing nothing as examples of hatred escalate.
And for those who say, "You're in American now. Speak English!" let me tell you a story. One of my brothers-in-law married a woman from Greenland. He brought her home to the Midwest. She could both understand and speak English. She rarely did, however. Why? Because when she spoke it identified her as a foreigner and she was loath to be seen as such and mistreated. She was here legally, but life was very difficult. Her children are perfectly acculturated. Keep that in mind the next time you want to pass judgment and harass someone who is different from yourself.
Also, on the border between the US and Mexico, in the desert areas, churches are placing bottled water along routes immigrants enter the country and have been dying of thirst. Militia groups "defending the US" are emptying and slashing those water bottles, ensuring needless deaths. This anti-immigrant stance that has escalated in emotional and physical violence since 11/9/16 is going to get a lot of people killed and may very well gut the soul of this great nation.