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Government shuts down Thursday night without DACA deal

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TUCSON - 19-year-old Yessamin Lujan is in her second semester at Pima Community College and hopes to  pursue business and accounting. Right now, she's not concerned about choosing a major. 

"We live in terror every single day," Lujan said, "thinking that our parents are going to get deported, our family members." 

Protections for Dreamers run out March 5 unless Congress acts to pass new legislation.

"This uncertainty is the part I regret the most, not knowing what will happen," Lujan said. "If i will be standing here tomorrow? Or if i will be able to continue to go to my classes? It's scary not knowing."

Lujan was born in Hermosillo but came to Tucson when she was 7. She was the salutatorian in her graduating class at Desert View High School.

This dreamer has a message for leaders in Washington. 

"They have to think about us not just as a chess piece," Lujan said. "We, we're human. These are lives they have in their hands, our safety, our happiness."

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