Skip to comments.Undocumented mom fears her ‘American Dream’ will be cut short
Posted on 04/24/2016 6:05:45 AM PDT by BradtotheBone
Yessica Ochoa made headlines in 2014 when her 9-year-old daughter, Ligsdenis, became the first child to show up in Charlotte as part of a surge of unaccompanied Central American children who walked by the thousands across the nations southern border.
Nearly 70,000 made the trek that year, seeking asylum from gang and cartel violence, and hoping for reunification with parents who had left them behind to establish better lives in the U.S. Ligsdenis Ochoa photographed shortly she arrived in the U.S. from Honduras in 2014. T. Ortega Gaines email@example.com
Ligsdenis is now a fourth grader at Merry Oaks Academy and soon to be a legal resident of the country, thanks to aid from Charlotte attorneys at Central Law Group. Shell be 11 next month.
As for her mother, theres good news and bad news.
A Charlotte couple who read about Ligsdenis in a July 2014 Observer story decided to anonymously donate enough cash to jump start their future in the United States. The money has become the basis for a successful food truck business Ochoa started eight months ago.
But Ochoa, 34, is also undocumented and cant help but worry as the U.S. Supreme Court debates the legality of an immigrant-protection program proposed by President Barack Obama.
The rising popularity of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump frightens her even more, with his talk of deporting entire families. ADVERTISING
Now she is the one who could be deported back to Honduras, while her newly arrived daughter is here to stay.
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MARK PRINCE firstname.lastname@example.org
I feel like my American Dream has been cut short too. And I’m a citizen here.
I hope this goes the way of an umpire calling a close play at a base: You’re OUT!
Funny, I also worry that MY American dream is going to be cut short.
Undocumented? Undocumented? Seems that there is plenty of documentation. She’s in the United States illegally. . . . See ya’!
Undocumented = illegal alien. Don’t ever use their rhetoric in referring to thesevpeople. It plays into their scenatio.
She peddles food from a truck? Does she have a business license? Does she have city or state inspections for cleanliness? Does she pay business taxes and is she filing as a business?
What about her driver’s license and better, auto insurance?
If I tried peddling without the above in my city, they’d impound my truck and fine me.
How is it that she can get away with this?
~because she is protected by those in power.
Im surprised this author didn’t work in the bathroom angle..
If your dream is to break our laws then it should be cut short. That’s how civilized countries work, anyway.
Afraid she might have to start paying more than just sales tax.
She’s still illegal and yet, the PTB made sure she was given a pass and a whole lot of help; what you and certainly I would not.
99% of the people in the world have the same dream. Doesn’t mean any of them belong here.
How many little kids have had their lemonade stands shut down??!!
This article makes me sick. Literally.
being a criminal is not the American Dream and we are not the land of free money
Kind of like the CNN reporter who found and interviewed Bin Laden when the military was looking for him.
Documented American dream cut short by illegal aliens, refugees, and terrorists.
Thanks for the email address. Nice email sent.
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