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Among the millions of immigrant families living in the United States, many have mixed legal status.
One family member may be here illegally, another might have a temporary permit and another may be a U.S. citizen. This creates uncomfortable disparities within families.
Cynthia Alba, 19, entered the country illegally when she was a toddler and now qualifies for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Her mother remains undocumented and her sister is a U.S. citizen.