Watch Isabel Bueso’s Testimony to the U.S. House Oversight & Reform Committee About the Importance of Medically Deferred Action for Critically Ill Children

Isabel’s testimony begins at 53:00 in the video – and she is consistently asked questions throughout the hearing.


Isabel Bueso from Concord, CA, gives testimony to the U.S. House Oversight & Reform Committee about the importance of maintaining medical deferred action for medically fragile children and adults.

Isabel and her family moved to California from Guatemala 16 years ago at the invitation of UC San Francisco; however, this August, they received a letter from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) stating that they must leave the country within 33 days or face deportation. If Isabel is forced to leave the country she would be separated from life-saving treatments received weekly as part of an ongoing clinical trial.

Isabel’s mother, Karla Bueso, is a 2007 graduate of Partners In Policymaking, an advocacy training program for people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities that was coordinated by The Arc of California.