Undocumented Immigrants

Galaxy's Aguilar unsure of his place on the team — and in the country

Galaxy's Aguilar unsure of his place on the team — and in the country

Miguel Aguilar never wanted to leave Mexico.

“All I could think of was all my friends are here, all my cousins are here. I want to stay here,” he said of the day his mother bundled him and his brother Andres into a pickup pointed toward the U.S. border.

It was Aguilar’s 11th birthday.

Twelve years later he doesn’t want to go back. And that leaves Aguilar, a midfield hopeful with the Galaxy, trapped in uncertainty between his homeland and his home.

Aguilar is among the more than 861,000 undocumented immigrants who received protection from deportation under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The executive order provides work...

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