Border Bungle: A boy mistakenly is deported

A boy is mistakenly deported

When a team of U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service agents roared into a grocery-store parking lot in Santa Ana, Calif., dozens of Mexican workers scattered, but Mario Moreno-Lopez just stood there. "Run! Run!" shouted a friend. "No," said Mario. "I have papers." Mario, who is 14 but looks much older, does have a green card showing that he is in the U.S. legally. But his father Juan Moreno-Garcia, who was granted U.S. residency rights in 1981, was holding the card for safekeeping. As a result, father and son...

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