Jessica Colotl says her life flew into turmoil after US officials revoked her protection from deportation last month. She couldn't work. She was scared to drive. And at any moment she feared she could be deported to Mexico.
The two teenagers listened warily from their seats in gallery 3, row D of the House chamber as US President Donald Trump boasted of his administration's progress in cracking down on illegal immigration.
The executive orders President Donald Trump signed in Washington this week are paving the way for a sweeping overhaul of the US immigration system. And for people around the world, Trump's plans are personal.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed two executive orders on immigration and border security, which included his campaign promises of building a wall and substantially stepping up deportations and immigration enforcement.
It is a powerful need: to see the man who shaped your life from afar for almost 13 years. For 14-year-old Jesús and his mother, it was enough to propel them on a dangerous and illegal journey. They made it to America. But what happens next?