By Michael E. Miller,
Katherine Frey The Washington Post
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They gave her the most American name they could think of, their only child, born in Maryland on the most American day of the year, Fourth of July.
Heather, her undocumented parents called their 6-pound, 11-ounce baby. But the nurses at the hospital couldn’t understand their Mexican accents.
“They wrote down ‘Heater,’ ” her father, José Piña, 38, recalled with a laugh.
Now, on her 9th birthday, Heather Piña sat at the dining-room table, eating her mother’s tacos and drinking tamarind juice, as people gathered outside to grill hot dogs and hamburgers for Independence Day.
A year earlier, the family had spent the holiday at a party, splashing on an inflatable waterslide before watching fireworks with friends.
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