Former Chicagoans among latest young immigrant ‘Dreamers’

When Maria Reveles heard young undocumented immigrants in Mexico were organizing to cross the U.S. border in an act of civil disobedience, she called contacts in Chicago and asked them to bring her son back. Her son, 22-year-old Luis Manuel, was brought to Chicago illegally when he was 5 years old. He eventually attended Curie Metropolitan High School and graduated from Bolingbrook High School. But without a Social Security card, he was unable to apply for grants and scholarships that would have made college affordable. So he moved back to Mexico City in 2011 to further his education.