Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Luis Perez

Country of origin: Mexico

Undocumented UCLA law grad is in a legal bind

His family crossed the border illegally when he was an 8-year-old, but he has done everything right since then. Will his adopted country now do right by him?

Ever since he was 8 years old, Luis Perez has dedicated his life to becoming an American. In grade school, days after his arrival from Mexico, he studied hard to master English — it quickly displaced Spanish as his dominant language.

To read more about Luis Perez, the first undocumented immigrant to graduate from the UCLA School of law, visit the Los Angeles Times website, or see this article at the Wall Street Journal.

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