One Family’s Immigration Ordeal

December 20, 2010

By David Walker

© Dai Sugano / San Jose Mercury News

Mota-Pineda and four of her children march during the May Day demonstration urging immigration reform on May 1, 2010 in San Jose.

With its large Latino population, California is at the epicenter of a national debate on immigration. One of the stickiest policy questions is what to do about illegal immigrants who have put down roots in the U.S. and started families: Do we deport them at the risk of tearing those families apart, or reform the law to allow them to...

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