Who Is A Good Immigrant, Anyway? : Code Switch You might call "Dreamers" the most sympathetic characters in the immigration reform drama. But what happens when advocates try to champion an illegal immigrant who's a felon? Adrian and Shereen explore how advocates are challenging the narrative of the "good" and "bad" immigrant.
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Who Is A Good Immigrant, Anyway?

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You might call "Dreamers" the most sympathetic characters in the immigration reform drama. But what happens when advocates try to champion an illegal immigrant who's a felon? Adrian and Shereen explore how advocates are challenging the narrative of the "good" and "bad" immigrant.

Immigration rights protesters march during a May Day rally to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Los Angeles, Calif. in 2016. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Immigration rights protesters march during a May Day rally to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Los Angeles, Calif. in 2016.

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