08/31/2012 10:33 am ET

A Year In, Only A Handful Of Immigrants Benefit From 'Prosecutorial Discretion'

Sebastian Pineda sits quietly on the wooden bench, staring at the dingy white wall and at times glancing at the mother of his two boys. He's patiently waiting, even hopeful.

His wife sits inches away, sobbing uncontrollably. She too is waiting. It's clear she's less hopeful.

The couple is in the administrative court in Chicago praying for the judge to call Pineda's name. They've been here before, seven times in fact, all in the hope to find out whether Pineda would stay in the U.S. with his family or be deported to Mexico.

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