We entered the workforce, married, and had children. And now, after nearly two decades, the White House has decided to force us out.
SPECIAL FEATURE: AGING IN THE SHADOWS
Carolina Mata is a recipient of TPS and escaped El Salvador in 1998 after her father was assassinated. Protected status has made life easier for Mata. “I found a stable job, got my driver’s license, and was able to take care of my children,” she said. As a single mother, Mata supports 10-year-old daughter, Gabriella, and her son who attends Fitchburg State College, while working in a plastics factory.