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Lots of people who get deported aren't here illegally. Some people, like Hector's dad, are here as "permanent legal residents" (holders of a "green card"). People who hold this status are here legally and are often in the process of becoming citizens. Immigration law passed in 1996 put much harsher deportation penalties in place for infractions of the law, say a DUI for example, that could result in someone who holds a green card and has been here obeying the law for years and years to be deported. And some people, like Hector, may get caught up in something like that and not have ever done anything wrong.
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