Vietnamese immigrants attend a public forum at VietAid in Dorchester to learn more about changes to immigration policies under President Trump. (Shannon Dooling/WBUR)
It’s a Saturday afternoon at a community center in Dorchester. More than a dozen people sit in metal folding chairs, organized in a circle and leaning forward, listening to the free legal advice being offered.
Some people are at the workshop alone; others have young children with them. They’re all part of Dorchester’s large Vietnamese community. And, like Van Nguyen, they’re all here because they’re worried.