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Lizbeth Mateo at her office in Pasadena, California. Lizbeth, who was born in Mexico and who received her lawyer's license, has lived in the United States as an undocumented immigrant for years. Source: Emily Berl for The New York Times.

This lawyer has lived as an undocumented immigrant in the United States for years, even receiving her license to practice. Although she could be deported at any time, she has decided to fight for those in her same circumstances.