Conjoined twin sisters face a new fear — deportation

Rare conjoined twin sisters living in Connecticut successfully fought for their lives after a doctor told their parents they would only live to be 3 days old.

But Carmen and Lupita Andrade, now 16, who moved from Mexico to the U.S when they were babies, face a new obstacle — fear that they may have to leave the country.

The New Milford residents could be deported if President Trump gets rid of the work permit program that has allowed them to stay here, The Hartford Courant reported.

Now the teens — who are used to people looking at them because they’re different — are speaking out for themselves and other immigrant dreamers.

Carmen and Lupita have endorsed laws that would allow state universities and colleges to give financial aid to students like them who don’t have eligible immigration status.

The teens already have a list of colleges they would like to attend, including Unity College in Maine and SUNY at Cobleskill. They hope to one day study veterinary medicine or animal husbandry.

 

NY Post

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