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Thirty-eight-year-old Jose Flores and his longtime partner, Rosa Benitez, have been living in Massachusetts for almost seven years. The Honduran nationals both entered the United States by illegally crossing the Southern border. Benitez, 40 and with tired eyes, says she and Flores had to leave Honduras because of the violence. I Came Here To Fight For My Family Like all of the immigrants arriving from other countries, she said in Spanish, I came here to fight for my family. Thats why Im here....
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