When Donald Trump was elected president, the world changed for immigrants living in the United States, definitely for those here illegally -- about 10.9 million people, according to the Center for Migrant Studies.
Just about every one of them now is in a nervous sweat, said multiple immigration lawyers who say their phones are jumping off the hook with anxious calls from illegal immigrants.
Candidate Trump on the stump gave out varying numbers of illegal immigrants whom he wanted to deport basically upon taking office. But in his recent 60 Minutes interview, the president-elect scaled back to a claim that he would "immediately deport" 2 to 3 million with criminal records.
"What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate," said Trump.
Trump went on: "After the border is secure and after everything gets normalized, we're going to make a determination on the people that they're talking about - who are terrific people. They're terrific people, but we are gonna make a determination at that."
Right now, however, nobody knows exactly what Trump will do. "Something will happen," said Rosanna Berardi, an immigration lawyer based in Buffalo, N.Y. "Nobody is sure what."