“I’m worried I’ll never be able to come home, because if I do, I’m going to be deported,” she said.
“I don’t have anything in my family.”
The two-year-old said she is a naturalized US citizen and was born in the Philippines.
“We have to get out, and we have to do it fast,” she told Recode.
“This is not a time to sit on the sidelines.”
US tech giant Uber said it will hire up to 1,000 Filipinos this year.
The US government is considering tightening immigration rules, and a number of tech companies have said they will hire fewer foreigners in response.
Reuters/File Reuters/Stringer Immigration experts say it is impossible to predict how many illegal immigrants will be in the US and that it is important to find an immigration strategy that works.
“If you have a plan that works and is going to make the US more attractive, it’s going to have a big impact,” said Laura Murphy, who directs immigration and refugee law at the American Civil Liberties Union.
“So, yes, we’re going to do more.”
Murphy said companies should be more sensitive to what happens if they hire illegals.
“What are you going to pay a Mexican?
What are you giving a Salvadoran?
Or a Honduran?” she said, referring to illegal immigrants from Central America who have lived in the United States for decades.