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Maria Isabel Bueso, the Bay Area advocate who fought successfully to regain humanitarian protections for sick immigrants, will attend President Trump’s State of the Union address next week.

"What I learned from this was to not be afraid — to speak up from your heart and to know that your voice matters." — Maria Isabel Bueso

New from @TheBayKQED : After facing the threat of deportation, USCIS extended Maria Isabel Bueso's stay for 2 years.

A few months ago @TheBayKQED  reported on Maria Isabel Bueso, who immigrated to the US to receive life-saving medical treatment for a rare disease. After facing the threat of deportation, USCIS extended her stay for 2 years. Here's the update:

"What I learned from this was to not be afraid — to speak up from your heart and to know that your voice matters." — Maria Isabel Bueso

The reprieve marks a reversal by the Trump administration, and comes months after immigration authorities told Concord resident Maria Isabel Bueso that she and her immediate family had 33 days to leave the country or face deportation.

The reprieve marks a reversal by the Trump administration, and comes months after immigration authorities told Concord resident Maria Isabel Bueso that she and her immediate family had 33 days to leave the country or face deportation.

And so the cruelty of U.S. immigration policy has now touched me personally. Maria Isabel Bueso is the sister of one of my daughter's friends from high school. It appears to have taken the personal intervention of at least on U.S. senator to get INS ...

“I am so grateful to all of the leaders who spoke with me last week in D.C. and played a role in helping to reinstate the deferred action program.” — Maria Isabel Bueso

Maria Isabel Bueso may be able to stay in the United States and continue her lifesaving treatment under a decision by the Trump administration to resume consideration of “deferred action” in such cases

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Maria Isabel Bueso’s story inspired countless Americans to speak out for immigrants like herself who benefit from medically deferred action, a humanitarian initiative that is literally life-saving. It was my pleasure to welcome her to the U.S. Capitol today.

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“I have been feeling super scared and overwhelmed," said Maria Isabel Bueso, who came to the U.S. as a child for treatment of a rare genetic disease. "The treatment that I receive keeps me alive.” She must soon leave the country or face deportation.

For many immigrants in U.S., incl the Bay Area's Maria Isabel Bueso, medical deferred action has been the difference btwn life & death. Now, Trump Admin will deport families benefiting from this humanitarian relief. This immoral decision must be reversed.

It’s unconscionable that this administration’s anti-immigration policies are now targeting people like Maria Isabel Bueso. She needs , lifesaving medical treatment in the United States to survive. Deporting these immigrants would be cruel. I will keep fighting to protect them.

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Live now on @maddow : Maria Isabel Bueso, who just testified before Congress about the Trump administration’s move to deport critically ill immigrants. Bueso came from Guatemala as a child to participate in a study that led to a life-saving treatment for her rare disease.

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Maria Isabel Bueso has been receiving medical treatment in the US that keeps her alive, but now she’s facing deportation.

It’s not good enough to reconsider SOME #MedicalDeferredAction  cases. We must continue to demand that this admin reverse this cruel policy in full so that immigrants like Maria Isabel Bueso can continue to get the care they desperately need. #SaveIsabel 

“I have been feeling super scared and overwhelmed," said Maria Isabel Bueso, who came to the U.S. as a child for treatment of a rare genetic disease. "The treatment that I receive keeps me alive.” She must soon leave the country or face deportation.

Maria Isabel Bueso, from Guatemala, has a rare genetic disease. She's been receiving treatment in the U.S. for 16 years. But the Trump administration eliminated a program that has allowed her to stay. In her case, deportation is a "death sentence."

Maria Isabel Bueso, from Guatemala, has a rare genetic disease. She's been receiving treatment in the U.S. for 16 years. But the Trump administration eliminated a program that has allowed her to stay. In her case, deportation is a "death sentence."

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