Sorry If You Think This Is Political. I Don’t.

By Mad Dog
Published: Jun 17, 2010

Eric Balderas, who is about to be a sophomore at Harvard, has the classic biology major’s dream — cure cancer. This month, when exams ended, he flew home to San Antonio. At the airport on his way back, his Harvard photo ID didn’t get him past the TSA. That is because Eric was born in Mexico and came to the United States, with his mother, as a very young child. Which makes him an illegal immigrant. Early in July, the Department of Homeland Security will decide if he’s to be deported to Mexico. But let Eric explain…. (Thanks, Digby.)