Because Pedro is a U.S. citizen, he was able to sign up for eight years of service and in return, his parents can stay in this country after living undocumented for almost twenty years.
In the first three months, President Trump was in office, an average of over 5,000 immigrants a month were arrested and nearly 200,000 families were approved for Parole in Place, according to Homeland Security. Before 2013, members of the U.S. armed forces with undocumented families could leave for training or to fight in other countries and return a una casa vacía, to a deported family.
We meet Pedro Alvarado. He tells us about the deal he made to keep his parents in this country. In fact, miles de personas like Pedro have made this very same deal. Un acuerdo que puede desanimar a algunos and that it involves loyalty and trust for his parents and this country.