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Old 12-10-2011, 05:46 PM
 
Location: California
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A 20-year-old undocumented immigrant in a quiet but determined voice challenging the judge to decide his fate right then with an ultimatum that left some in the court stunned. "Id rather you make a decision today," David Morales said. "Its been a really hard year for me. I want to go to college. I want to do something with my life."
And the downside to the judges decision:
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But Pead calmly explained to Morales that if he rendered a decision there, he would only be left with one choice to issue a voluntary removal order. That would essentially require Morales to leave the country and return to his native Mexico within a few months.
The outcome of not rendering a decision:
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After about a five minute recess, Young and Morales came back and agreed to let federal prosecutors review his case to see if he would qualify under the federal policy announced in August that would prioritize deportations among undocumented immigrants by focusing on those with criminal charges......However, the policy doesnt grant legal status. Instead it puts immigrants in a position where they were before their arrest without status and without documents.
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