It was the day before her 14th birthday in 2006 when Lee learned that she was living in the United States illegally. Her mother was arrested by immigration authorities while Lee and her brother, Felix, were at school. Lee was sent to live with a foster family for a week - she celebrated her birthday with strangers - before being reunited with her mother and brother.
The three of them fought to stay in the United States by filing a plea for asylum. But the asylum case was denied in 2008, and two years later, Melissa Lee was arrested a second time.
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#21 Jan 10, 2011
NO on dream Act. and NO for amnesty. Dems what votes that all. But I'm neither Demo or Rep. I just what I think is right. and right now. NO AMNESTY!
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