Alejandra Otero was 11 years old when when her mom brought her and her younger brother to the U.S. from Mexico.
Today, the Rochester resident is the mother of three children and works as a first assistant at McDonalds and as an independent business owner for Amway. And like generations of immigrants before her, she believes fervently in the American dream.
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And though she feels like an American in her bones, she is not one legally. That’s why the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is so important to her.
The program allowed Otero and hundreds of other undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children to come out of the shadows and
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