When Alejandra Renteria began attending rallies for immigration reform years ago alongside her mother, the significance of the movement didn’t register with her young mind.
After her father was deported to Mexico four years ago, the crusade became more personal.
“I started going to more things,” Renteria, 17, of the Southwest Side, told me. “If I want something to change, and I’m not personally doing something about it, nothing is ever going to happen.”
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