Lloyd Doggett

For Texas immigrants, Harvey came at an already tense time

For Texas immigrants, Harvey came at an already tense time

With Hurricane Harvey barreling toward his house in Corpus Christi and his family waiting it out in San Antonio, the young man’s mother made a comment that will stick with him.

If there’s nothing left when we get back to Corpus Christi, she said, we’re going back to Mexico.

It caught 22-year-old Alain by surprise. He and his mother are living in the country illegally, but he is a student at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and had been granted some protection from deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. His family brought him to the U.S. when he was 8. His mother was joking about leaving — he thinks.

“She said it for a reason,” said...

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