Submitted by fyl on Sat, 2007/10/27 - 09:08.
has an interesting article that addresses the idea of illegal immigrants to the US getting to stay if they have children that are US citizens. The article is specifically about a lawsuit to address this issue. This quote is about one of the legal children with an illegal parent who is in the lawsuit.
Teresa and her four siblings awoke in April 2006 to see her mother taken away by immigration agents. She dropped out of school to take care of her younger brother before returning to Mexico. In the U.S., where she lived for more than a decade, Teresa's mother earned enough to provide the basics for her children. In Mexico, she did not. Teresa again was forced to work and eventually returned to the U.S. to live with another family and catch up in school.