In the sea of people who walked through downtown Dallas at Mega March 2010, some are legal immigrants and some are not.
Veronica has three children. Her husband -- a mechanic -- could not be at the march because he was at work. He's also an illegal immigrant. And so is their oldest son, 10-year-old Enrique. The two younger children were born in North Texas. And they fear getting left here alone, if their parents and older brother get deported.
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"People taken away from their families and many people dying in Mexico," Enrique said through tears.
Even 7-year-old Sophia knows why her family came to the U.S. "So we can have a better life here, instead of Mexico because all the drugs," she said.
They say the U.S. is a big country with plenty of room for everyone, so why not give them a quicker path to become legal?
"So when I grow up, I can have a good life and be here without getting put in jail and sending back to my country," Enrique said.
"I can say that I am paying taxes. I have more than six years paying taxes," Veronica said. "We want to get a better life. My kids -- they were born here, they have their life here, they have friends, family here. And we are going to stay here."