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‘Dreamer’ sisters fear family will be split after DACA rescinded

'Dreamer' sisters fear family will be split after DACA rescinded

  • BRADENTON — Last month President Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program without any policy in place to address the 800,000 immigrants known as Dreamers who were protected by DACA.
  • One Bradenton family is living in fear that the destruction of this policy will rip them apart.
  • She’s a rape crisis advocate, the breadwinner in her family.
  • And if the protections from DACA that allow her to legally live and work in the U.S. go away, her family could be ripped apart.
  • People don’t think about – OK if I get deported, you have to turn off this this and that, you have to close bank accounts, you have to … the power is under my name, you have to turn off the water, you have to do something with the lease….

One Bradenton family is living in fear that the destruction of this policy will rip them apart.

BRADENTON — Last month President Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program without any policy in place to address the 800,000 immigrants known as Dreamers who were protected by DACA.

Thursday, thousands of them missed a deadline to file an extension to legally stay in the US.

One Bradenton family is living in fear that the destruction of this policy will rip them apart.

Patricia Lara grew up in Manatee County. She’s a rape crisis advocate, the breadwinner in her family. She provides for her little sister Maria and her 2-year-old niece Alyssa.

And if the protections from DACA that allow her to legally live and work in the U.S. go away, her family could be ripped apart.

“It’s so much that we have to prepare for,” Lara said. “It’s so much that do you have to think about. Everything. People don’t think about – OK if I get deported, you have to turn off this this and that, you have to close bank accounts, you have to … the power is under my name, you have to turn off the water, you have to do something with the lease.

“She won’t be able to afford this house, so then what’s going to happen? How much time is she going to have to move out?” she asked looking…

‘Dreamer’ sisters fear family will be split after DACA rescinded