The merit of dreamers

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Teri Carter's Library

Father Deported Landscaper Jorge Garcia hugged his wife, Cindy Garcia, and their two children at Detroit Metro Airport on Jan. 15, moments before boarding a flight to Mexico. Garcia, who had was brought her as a child and lived in the U.S. for nearly 30 years, was deported to Mexico. Niraj Warikoo – Associated Press

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I met my birth father at my mother’s funeral. He’d skipped town before my first birthday, and though we met briefly when I graduated high school, I did not know his people, and I did not recognize the man who approached me at my mother’s casket to offer condolences.

On my mother’s side, my German great-grandmother Anna came to the U.S. at age 16. She’d intended to accompany her sister, two years older, but the sister fell ill in the weeks before the trip. Anna was brave, she boarded the ship alone, and she never saw her…

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