Alberto B. Hernandez, who came to the United States illegally from Toluca, Mexico, has been living the American dream in Louisiana for more than a decade. A taxpaying father of six who owns a successful bricklaying business, he recently built a new house for his family in Prairieville, a community he has called home for several years.
Federal authorities picked Hernandez up years ago and had the opportunity to prosecute — and deport — him many times. But they gave him a pass, instead requiring he stay out of trouble and renew his work permit on an annual basis.
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He held up his end of the bargain, working long hours, including weekends and birthdays, to give his family the sort of prosperity
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