A 38-year-old mother of three was placed under deportation proceedings back in March of 2010 after receiving a traffic violation. This December 3rd, that very same immigrant was granted the status of "legal resident" after her request for "cancellation of removal" was granted.
In the immigration policy debate, one group appears to walk in the 'grey' area more than most. Mixed-status immigrant families, where some members are U.S. citizens while others are not, face unique challenges in the debate about illegal aliens. Many of these mixed-status families consist of illegal parents and U.S. citizen children, while others are more of a melting pot of some siblings being citizens and others being illegal immigrants.