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State 'Dreamers' persist, with hope

By Eric Besson

This article was published January 16, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Lorena Martinez joined other "Dreamers" on Monday in bids to renew legal immigration protections they faced losing, seizing on a court order that she hopes will save her job and keep her family intact.

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DoubleBlind says... January 16, 2018 at 7:45 a.m.

Martinez, IMO, is an example of someone who has squandered the benefits DACA provided. Why hasn’t she applied for citizenship since marrying an American? How is that more risky than rolling the dice by having 3 kids and ‘hoping’ but not knowing if you’ll be allowed to stay? She sounds super irresponsible to me. It would be awful for her kids if she’s deported but she has no one to blame but herself. We must address the 14A issue ASAP.

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TexBack says... January 16, 2018 at 8:27 a.m.

I’m still confused why anyone would want immigrate to, or want to stay in, a country that’s full of racists and bigots. The more noble approach would be to make your native land much more prosperous, fair, and secure than the evil United States.

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skeptic1 says... January 16, 2018 at 9:05 a.m.

"Martinez, who has been married for 12 years, could petition for citizenship through her husband, but the process is costly, risky and takes years, she said. It also requires her to spend time in Mexico, she said." And she also said her parents moved back to Mexico so she has family there to support her while she applies for legal status through her husband. I am fortunate to have several "legal" immigrant friends that endured the sacrifice and patiently went through the legal process, they are offended and outraged that illegal immigrants are given special consideration. Every single modern president, including Obama, campaigned on stopping illegal immigration. Trump is the only one actually making good on that promise and the Dems act like he is committing genocide.

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msel177601241230 says... January 16, 2018 at 10:18 a.m.

The US did not create the DACA problem.

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gohog2018 says... January 16, 2018 at 10:27 a.m.

The illegal parents should have thought about their children before bringing them into the situation illegally. It may not be the DACA children's fault but they are illegal and our law should stand.

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DoubleBlind says... January 16, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

The US has certainly played a role in creating the mess which is DACA, if only inadvertently. In a massive case of no good deed going unpunished, with ratification of 14A in 1868, we created the environment that allows people like the woman in this article to use children as US passports. She never intended to work for citizenship. She started having ‘passports’ at 16.

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