As a feminine boy, she was outcast by her family and community. While she could demand fees for appearing at weddings and such, and could even extort men or do sex work, she did not want to do those things. Anyone who's ever done, or known anyone who's done, sex work realizes the risk of experiencing violence--or even being murdered--that goes along with such work. Those risks are even greater for the hijra, who, like transgender and other gender-non-conforming people, experience the most brutal and gratuitous kinds of violence.
She cited these risks in her appeal to remain in this country. That appeal was denied, as was her request to return to this country from a third country where she now lives.
What a lot of people don't realize is that LGBT--especially T--people who come to this country are often, literally, running for their lives. Even though they can meet with grisly, violent deaths here, the risk is somewhat lower, and there is more of a chance of finding individuals or groups of people who will accept them. They will not be confined to living among other bands of outcasts, as the hijra are in countries like Pakistan.
Plus, if they can stay, there is at least some chance of getting an education and doing something besides sex work--even if it's driving a cab, as Fahrida did when she was here.