November 4, 2012
In this Friday, March 16, 2012 photo, Angy Rivera, left, and Melissa Garcia Velez participate in an immigrant rights rally in New York. The two are members of the New York State Youth Leadership Council, a nonprofit, youth-led organization that fights for immigrant rights.
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Angy Rivera glided through the airport as though she owned it, giddy with excitement at her brave new world. Then she saw the security guards, and froze. After a lifetime of avoiding any public place where she might be asked for identification, had she just made the biggest mistake of her life? Would she be stopped, arrested, detained — and deported? Nervously, she handed over her boarding pass.