Illegal immigrant children are often unknowing and unwilling criminals in the United States. I know this because I am one.
I was illegally adopted by two U.S. citizens who were deceived the same way that I was. In 1984, my adoptive parents bought me from a corrupt adoption attorney in Tijuana, Mexico, who had me smuggled into the country illegally when I was 4 days old.
Between 2006 and 2010, I had a Social Security number, a work authorization card and a driver's license, with a green card application being processed in hopes of becoming legal in the country that I grew up in believing I was a citizen.
Today, I am 26 years old and an illegal immigrant who has never had a home in Mexico and I can't speak Spanish. By the end of 2010, I had received a rejection notice for my green card because as an infant, I illegally entered the country.
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