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Undocumented Harvard Student Eric Balderas, shown here in Harvard Square, is no longer facing deportation to Mexico after being detained nearly two weeks ago by immigration authorities. (Josh Reynolds/AP)
Undocumented Harvard Student Eric Balderas, shown here in Harvard Square, is no longer facing deportation to Mexico after being detained nearly two weeks ago by immigration authorities. (Josh Reynolds/AP)

In the wake of a high-profile case of the threatened deportation of a Harvard University student, we take a look at efforts to provide a path to citizenship for kids who, while in the United States illegally, were brought here by their parents when very young.
Guests:

  • Westy Egmont, co-chair of the governor's advisory council for refugees and immigrants
  • Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies, Center for Immigration Studies
  • Bianca Vázquez Toness, WBUR reporter

This program aired on June 22, 2010.

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