"It's a little terrifying, " she says reluctant to talk to us and not comfortable giving us her name.
She was born here, but her parents came from Honduras 30 years ago, with nothing.
"I do admire my parents for that strength."
But today their strength replaced by doubt , wondering if they are vulnerable in the new era of stricter enforcement of existing immigration policies.
Today the young woman we met at the Tampa Immigration office spent the morning helping her mother navigate the confusing road to citizenship.
"For people who came from backgrounds that are rough and didn't have what we have it is a big accomplishment," she tells us.
But there is another path to the American Dream. A path paved with money.
"Our projects are all income producing projects," says an online video designed to recruit foreign investors.
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