New Rochelle woman who survived COVID-19 during childbirth fears deportation

Annie Herrera gave birth to a healthy girl after testing positive for COVID-19 in April. Now her biggest fear is about being deported.

News 12 Staff

Jul 31, 2020, 10:14 AM

Updated 1,387 days ago

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A New Rochelle woman who survived COVID-19 during childbirth has concerns about her legal status in the United States.
Annie Herrera gave birth to a healthy girl after testing positive for COVID-19 in April. Now her biggest fear is about being deported.
The Trump administration announced new restrictions on DACA this week, which is the Obama-era program that temporarily shields people like Herrera from deportation.
The mother of two says she constantly worries this will end and jeopardize her ability to work legally, and her family’s security as a result.
She says, "I am worried about it because if something happens to me, who will take care of them?" 
The new restrictions came a month after the Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration's attempt to end DACA.
 


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