March 2007© Copyright ColorsNW Magazine. By: Alex Valdes
As the U.S. immigration debate rhetoric becomes more shrill, separating fact from fiction can be a challenge
With her Mexican features, limited English and lack of wealth, Maria Luna has battled preconceived notions ever since arriving in the United States 12 years ago. She, and many others like her, is viewed by some people as only one thing – an illegal immigrant.
It’s the kind of prejudice Luna and her family have endured for years, a product of racism, anger, suspicion and a failed immigration policy that has come under an intense spotlight during the second Bush administration.
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