The story of a "dreamer" in the US: Anny Hernández

Anny Hernández was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco and at the age of seven she emigrated with her mother to the United States. She is currently a DACA recipient and thanks to that she managed to get a job at a bank.

This is the story of many Mexicans who came to the United States illegally as children. Anny came to California with her mother when she was seven years old without knowing how to speak or write English. It was there that she began her primary school studies and managed to learn English two years later.

However, a great break in his life came in 2012 during the Barack Obama administration, following the passage of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This allowed him to get her first job in a restaurant, without risking deportation.

Upon finishing high school, Anny was awarded a scholarship to pursue a two-year career in business administration at Lord Fairfax Community College in the state of Virginia. In this way, she was able to get a job in a bank at the end of 2017, where she obtained a promotion and currently serves clients from all over the world.

However, Anny had moments of uncertainty in the face of the possible loss of her job due to the suspension of DACA during the Trump administration.

“Yes, it would be nice to have that security (of having access to citizenship). It's frustrating because you don't know what's going to happen in a year, or even a month. But at the same time we think I can at least apply to DACA, many don't have that. Even if it's me, I can have something, ”he explains about DACA.

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