Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Immigration debate

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Idolina Escamilla Gonzalez (left) prepares shrimp as she talks with her God daughter Christin Carter, 15, (right) before a Good Friday meal for the extended family at her home in Beaumont on Friday, April 14, 2006.

Idolina Escamilla Gonzalez (center) gets help from her mother Lucila Escamilla (left) and God daughter Christin Carter, 15, (right) as they prepare a Good Friday meal.

"Gonzalez said she can sympathize with immigrants who are desperate to come to the United States at any cost. She doesn't condone them breaking the law to get here, but she does understand their desperation."

Images are part of the faces of immigration series.

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