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Meet Lucia Quiej, The Woman Who Put A Face To The Immigration Debate

This undocumented Guatemalan woman stole the show.

The biggest moment of Wednesday’s presidential debate—the “Latino debate” since, after all, it was organized by Univision—didn’t come from Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton; it came from a Guatemalan woman who shared her pain with the world. Lucia Quiej stepped out of the shadow that every undocumented immigrant lives in and bravely told both candidates that her family was torn apart because her husband was deported for not having a driver’s license.

Lucia Quiej is a reminder that when it comes to immigration, it’s actual human beings we’re talking about.

Lucia Quiej is the rule, not the exception.