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The Youngest Activist?

"Katherine Figueroa was playing with her cousins one Saturday morning in the summer of 2009 when she overhead a news anchor say on television that the car wash where her parents worked had just been raided. The 9-year-old stopped playing and rushed to the television screen where she saw the image...

Arizona Detective Learns She's Undocumented, Resigns

"A detective for Arizona's state police force has resigned amid the discovery that she was living in the country illegally since being brought to the United States from Mexico by her family at a young age, the agency said on Wednesday. The former detective, Carmen Figueroa, apparently was told...

Fate of Former Arizona Detective Carmen Figueroa Depends on Immigration 'Discretion'

"Carmen Figueroa was a good Arizona Department of Public Safety officer for 10 years, but now faces the possibility of deportation to Mexico. Whether she actually gets deported, though, depends. Will the system view her as a foreigner who infiltrated not just the state police but the U.S. Bureau...