NYC Attorney, an Undocumented Immigrant, Advocates for Other Immigrants

His mother’s dream is Cesar Vargas’s American story. “She risked everything to give me a better life,” he said.

He is 33 years old now, but was just 5 when he crossed from Mexico to the United States with his mother, Teresa. Cesar’s father had just died. Opportunities for the family in the city of Puebla were scarce. So she decided to cross to join her other children already in the U.S. They moved to New York as undocumented immigrants. Teresa worked odd jobs. Cesar studied and eventually went to law school.

“If she can cross and put her life in danger, being at risk of being raped, killed, I can be an attorney,” he said, After passing the bar and a 4-year legal fight, he won a court battle becoming the first openly undocumented lawyer in the Empire State….. What is it ?

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