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A human isn’t illegal, low class.

by 8thgradewriters on March 22, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

This six-word memoir was written by an 8th grade student. She lives in a community that is largely made up of Mexican immigrants, many of whom are undocumented.


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