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Dreamers: The realities of life as an undocumented immigrant

Taken to the US as children, many know nothing other than life in America

The American dream is fading for Jan. The young Filipino's journey to a better life started at the age of seven. To escape civil unrest and a complicated family situation on his home island of Mindanao, Jan moved to Manila with his mother -- a single parent -- where she ran a mobile food stall from morning to night to put Jan through private school.

Sensing the strain on his mother and her deteriorating health, Jan, at the age of 13, decided to move to America, where a free public school education would lessen his mother's burden.

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