Illegal Immigrant Graduates Left With Few Options

06/01/2011 01:16 pm ET | Updated Aug 01, 2011
  • Daniela Gerson WNYC News

The Baruch College commencement ceremony set for Wednesday will mark five years since Lesslie Alvarez and Walter Barrientos graduated from the city university's business school as the first in their immigrant families to attend college. But even as they celebrated, they were terrified commencement marked a conclusion rather than a beginning: The two were in the U.S. illegally.

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