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High school senior balances courage with fears of being undocumented

by Jasmin Lopez, The California Report | Take Two

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A May Day protester at a Los Angeles immigration rally wears a "Path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrations" t-shirt, May 1, 2013. Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC

Comprehensive immigration reform is moving forward in Washington. Last week, a bipartisan group in the House of Representatives reached agreement on how to address key issues like a path to citizenship. 

No one has more riding on the outcome than the estimated 11-million undocumented immigrants living in the US. Many of them are young students anxious about their futures. 

The California Report's Jasmin Lopez brings us the story of Marco Perez, a high school senior struggling to balance his courage and fears.

 

 

 

This story was produced in collaboration with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

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