Commentary on Immigration Reform: Speaking of Felons

Kansas City, MO – Some members of the House of Representatives have been distancing themselves from the immigration enforcement bill passed in December. One provision of the bill makes being undocumented in the US a felony and criminalizes aid to illegal immigrants. Our regular contributor Angela Cervantes was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas. Some aspects of the House immigration bill remind her of her own childhood.

Angela Cervantes is a local poet and essayist, her writing appears in KC Hispanic News and Chicken Soup for the Latino Soul.