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Young immigrants crushed to miss deadline for reprieve

For three blissful days earlier this month, Raquel, a housekeeper living in Lynn, thought President Obama’s recent announcement on immigration — that illegal immigrants brought here as children would not face deportation and could apply for work permits — would solve all her problems.

Raquel was 4 when her parents brought her to the United States from Mexico; she has lived in America, undocumented, for more than a quarter-century.

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