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Couple brought to Arkansas as children thankful for life in U.S.

By Frank E. Lockwood

This article was published November 23, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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Juan Mendez and Rocio Aguayo stand outside a congressional building in Washington on Nov. 15 during a trip to meet with Arkansas lawmakers and tell them how “we were able to actually live our own American dream.”


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Juan Mendez and his wife, Rocio Aguayo, will enjoy Thanksgiving dinner twice today in Springdale: once with his side of the family and once with hers.


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Print Headline: Couple thankful for life in U.S.; Brought here as children, they embrace this holiday

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RBear says... November 23, 2017 at 8:57 a.m.

DACA needs to be extended and a permanent solution provided for these recipients without having to disrupt their lives. They were brought here as children, but have become productive citizens of our country. Many have families of their own. The right thing to do is to provide them with a path to citizenship that does not cause disruption. There is nothing good to be gained by deporting them.

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Csveta7 says... November 23, 2017 at 10:06 a.m.

Let them stay.

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gohogs17 says... November 23, 2017 at 11:51 a.m.

If they really love this country so much why haven't they (and others) applied for U.S. citizenship before now? Doesn't make sense.

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NoUserName says... November 23, 2017 at 2:20 p.m.

Do you know how one actually applies for citizenship, hogs? If not, go look it up. If so, then how do you propose somebody on an expired tourist visa obtain citizenship?

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RBear says... November 23, 2017 at 3:07 p.m.

NUN, good luck on getting her to look it up. She avoids Google like the plague, thinks it's evil. So I'm not sure how she'll find it.

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gohogs17 says... November 23, 2017 at 5:29 p.m.

Believe it or not but rbear isn't ALWAYS right. I'm not a girl but I hear rbear might be. BTW, I hated to spoil your "perfect" record on everything, rbear. So sorry!

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HM2 says... November 23, 2017 at 9:05 p.m.

They are illegal, "nuff said"

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Packman says... November 23, 2017 at 9:57 p.m.

Let the kids stay in the US after completing citizenship process like legal immigrants must do but deport their law breaking parents. Rewarding criminal behavior is never a preferred solution. The solution is somewhere between wholesale amnesty and deportation. And the new law must be written with a cutoff that allows no more "dreamers".

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mozarky2 says... November 23, 2017 at 11:27 p.m.

They certainly seem to have a love of America. Hopefully, that will be enough to prevent them from voting for democrats.

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