Supreme Court docket decides if program is authorized , sisters cope

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. – Sisters Deysi and Fatima Perez Avila each got here to america from Mexico as little ladies.

Deysi was 9 and Fatima was 5 after they moved to New Jersey, the place their household settled in Purple Financial institution, a city recognized for its stylish shops and artwork scene, only a few miles from the Jersey Shore. 


It was in Purple Financial institution the place Deysi and Fatima discovered English, made new pals and discovered to like america as their very own, despite the fact that they have been residing in an adopted land as undocumented immigrants.

Then, in 2012, the sisters’ experiences as immigrants with out authorized standing took dramatically totally different programs.

That is when Deysi turned 16 and have become eligible for a program that briefly shielded her – and different undocumented immigrants who got here to the nation as youngsters – from deportation. This system, often known as Deferred Motion for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, allowed Deysi to get a part-time job that paid greater than the minimal wage. And identical to her pals, Deysi was additionally in a position to expertise one other American ceremony of passage and get her driver’s license when she turned 17.