Local immigrants seek to secure status in face of Trump Administration's promised deportation push [photos]

Staff Photo by Dan Henry / The Chattanooga Times Free Press- 12/7/16. Immigration Attorney Terrence L. Olsen, Esq., right, reviews photographs with Glenda and Lewis McCrary as they prepare to apply for a permanent resident card within the next year.

No matter who is president, no president can just wave a wand and say 2 million people have to pack up and leave.

Donald Trump promised during his presidential campaign to deport millions of undocumented immigrants.

Now his election has sent fear through many in the local immigrant community, crowding the offices of immigration attorneys and forcing many immigrants, both legal and illegal, to consider leaving a community they have called home for many years.

"I probably have two-and-a-half to three times my normal work," said Terry Olsen, a local attorney and past chairman of the Tennessee Bar Association's Immigration Lawyers section.