By Len Ramirez

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — The stakes of this election were particularly high for Latinos. With a Trump presidency sealed, the fear of deportation is weighing heavy on some Bay Area residents.

For sisters Flor and Victoria Martinez, Tuesday night’s election of Donald Trump brought down their hopes and dreams for life in America.

“This morning, reality hit and I said, ‘Wow, I wish I could have done something,'” said Flor.

The two women are not allowed to vote because they’re not U.S. citizens.

Flor and Victoria’s parents brought them illegally into the country when they were three and one years old.

For now they’re protected under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals known as DACA. That allows them to stay, work, go to school and have a driver’s license.

But that could end since Trump promised to begin deporting people like them on his first day in office.

“Unlike this administration, no one will be immune or exempt from enforcement, and ICE and Border Patrol will be allowed to do their jobs,” Trump said during his campaign.

The sisters worry about their two younger brothers — U.S. citizens by birth — and how their family could be broken apart to give the boys the American dream.

“If we had to go back, we wouldn’t want them to go with us, because they made it here,” said Flor. “They’re allowed to stay and we wouldn’t want to take that from them, even if they tried to go back with us. That’s barely hitting me now. I wouldn’t allow them to leave with us.”

Jesus Ruiz, a community organizer with People Acting in Community Together or PACT, says that fear is running rampant in the undocumented community Wednesday night.

“We’re hearing a lot of people ask, ‘Should I just pack my things and go? I don’t want to get picked up at my house. I don’t want to leave on their terms,'” explained Ruiz. “People just want to get out and go. And that’s scary.”

Comments (3)
  1. A corrupt Mexican DEA employee has been using his vehicle to commit insurance fraud.
    His vehicle is described as a cream colored older model Cadillac Escalade. He was last seen running his scam at the one of the major casino’s self park parking garage in Las Vegas.
    He tried the scam on me….
    I got into my vehicle which was parked on the top floor of the self park garage. I had parked my car in an area with many open spots around me. The lot was only about 2/3 full.
    As I started my car, I glanced up to look into my rear view mirror when I watched this older cream colored Cadillac quickly pull up and place the front of his car directly behind me and sit. His car was perfectly positioned so that I might have missed it if I had not seen him drive up. I watched for a few more moments when he spotted me watching him in the rear view mirror. He then quickly pulled back then forward then back and forward again and I presume he exited the parking lot because as I left I could not see his car anywhere.
    Description: ~2005 Cream colored Cadillac Escalade,mexican male driver approximately 30 years of age with short military style hair cut, last spotted at the $%#@ parking garage.
    I called the Casino security and gave them a description of the car and driver. I also indicated I was parked so that they could see the entire incident on security cameras.
    If you see this person in a casino parking lot, contact the casino security.
    We all know Mexico has a problem with corrupt law enforcement. With corruption being as pervasive as it is in Mexico, why would law enforcement employees of Mexican descent in the U.S. be any different?
    Everyone be careful. He is corrupt.
    I had a very good look at this person as I stared into my rear view mirror waiting for him to move. I have seen him several other times thereafter. CORRUPT FBI AND DEA EMPLOYEES WILL COMMIT MURDER TO COVER UP THEIR CRIMES.