Sunday, June 10, 2012

Children of undocumented families ‘outing’ their illegal status

By Helen O’Neill, Associated Press
June 3, 2012

Across the country, children of families who live in the United States illegally are “coming out” — marching behind banners that say “undocumented and unafraid,” staging sit-ins in federal offices, and getting arrested in the most defiant ways.

In “outing” their families as well as themselves, they know they risk being deported.

But as states pass ever more stringent anti-illegal immigration laws — and critics denounce their parents as criminals — these young people say they have no choice. [...]

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