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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

California Dream Act offers young illegal immigrant a morale boost

This story about a young man in L.A. shows that the state's Dream Act is not directly helping him, but perhaps in future, it can. - - Donna Poisl

By Steve Lopez

His middle name is Diego, so I'm going to call him that, and I'll tell you he's 23. But if I give away too much identifying information, he's sure to lose his job.

Or worse.

Diego, who works in retail, was born in Mexico and got some tough news when he was 8. His parents couldn't find enough work to pay the bills, so they were leaving the kids behind and heading to the United States. Diego and his two little sisters stayed with their grandmother in Oaxaca for a year until they got the call to move to California.

Click on the headline above to read the rest of this story! This is only a small part of it.

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