By Thomas Kennedy
When my parents came to the United States almost two decades ago, they did not think that they would spend all those years as undocumented immigrants. My family came here fleeing an economic meltdown in Argentina with the expectation that we would be able to resolve our immigration status by residing in this country or eventually some form of legislation such as the amnesty President Reagan granted immigrants in 1986.
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Instead, we encountered a broken and cruel immigration system that leaves people in desperate straits. People risk their lives repeatedly to capture even a hint of the elusive American dream. We saw this just today in Texas, where authorities found at least 100 migrants crammed into a tractor-trailer with no ventilation.
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