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November 19, 2010 12:01 AM

Illegal parents of legal children fight for the dream

The young couple's plan was simple: Rather than spend the rest of their lives as field laborers in Mexico, they would sneak into America, find better-paying jobs, start a family and give their children a brighter future. So in January 1989, Esther and Gerardo Gomez hiked over hills, waded through rivers and evaded immigration agents and desert snakes to get here.

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