Everyone seems to have an opinion during this charged political season about immigration.

July 2008 cover story

July 2008 cover story

Back in July 2008, my first year at the Advocate, we published an immigration story that, as far as I know, remarkably, ruffled very few feathers.

That is probably because all of the subjects — Daniela Castillio of Mexico, Judy Ravkind of Germany, Luis Granados of El Salvador and Kristina Arjomandi of Armenia — had gone through the U.S. citizenship process.

Daniela pictured with her two children in 2008.

Daniela Castillo pictured with her two children in 2008.

It wasn’t easy, but, as Castillio told us, “Once you are legal, it’s like you can finally breathe.”

Read the story in full here.