A Family Divided by Immigration Status

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The Niebla family, of Basalt, is a strange position, but not an uncommon one for immigrant families. They came from Mexico. And today, Mom is legally in this country. But, dad is not. Their two daughters are legal. But their son, Edgar isn't. The problem dates back to the 1980s, when the whole family first applied for legalization through a special federal program. The family was put on hold for about a decade and then allowed to re-apply in 2002. Then, although the family submitted very similar applications, the mother and daughters' application went through, while Edgar's application and his father's did not. Edgar Niebla now has a lawyer who is considering a lawsuit. She says the federal government mishandled things. Niebla speaks with Ryan Warner.