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nysylc:

My name is Tereza Lee and I didn’t know that I was undocumented until I was 12, when my father told me how it happened. My parents had come to America legally after emigrating from South Korea, then still a war-torn country. They had first moved to São Paulo, Brazil, where I was born, and we moved to Chicago when I was two. Our visas expired, but my dad, a Presbyterian minister, was sure that he was going to get an immigrant status as a religious worker. He warned us never to tell anyone about our status. He told us that if anyone found out, our family would be separated, and that I would be deported to Brazil (where I wouldn’t even understand the language)….continue reading here

nysylc:

My name is Tereza Lee and I didn’t know that I was undocumented until I was 12, when my father told me how it happened. My parents had come to America legally after emigrating from South Korea, then still a war-torn country. They had first moved to São Paulo, Brazil, where I was born, and we moved to Chicago when I was two. Our visas expired, but my dad, a Presbyterian minister, was sure that he was going to get an immigrant status as a religious worker. He warned us never to tell anyone about our status. He told us that if anyone found out, our family would be separated, and that I would be deported to Brazil (where I wouldn’t even understand the language)….continue reading here