Chelsea Teen Fighting Deportation

A 19-year-old Chelsea resident is facing the possibility of deportation, as his immigration hearings begin today.

Mario Rodas came with his family from Guatemala to the Boston area in 1999 and has been living here as an an undocumented immigrant since then. He graduated with honors from Chelsea High last year. Rodas' supporters and detractors alike say his case symbolizes the larger immigration debate across the country.

This program aired on June 27, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.


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