#Not1More Deportation

Blanca Hernandez


Blanca Hernandez has lived undocumented for 24 years, since she came to the United States as a child. She is a beneficiary of the President’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and works as a paralegal in Washington DC. “As someone who was able to benefit fro DACA, I feel others should have the same opportunity, at least while Congress decides to take immigration reform as a serious issue and not a game. The President really has the power to stop deportations” she explains. In addition to knowing what it is like to grow up undocumented, Blanca has also seen how deportation and immigration enforcement has affected her family, community and close friends. “For the president to say that he can’t do anything is the biggest lie he can tell the community. During his electoral campaign he said he was ready to take action. I do this to remind him that he needs to keep that promise, and for all the families that continue to be separated, hoping that it stops.”