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Editor’s Note: With President Obama’s Executive Order stopping the deportation of children of illegal immigrants, we highlight one of the “dreamers,” Maria Luna. A self-proclaimed, dream agent, Maria went public about her immigration status and has been advocating on behalf of young people to be allowed to stay in this country, pursue an education and contribute to the country they now call home. The order will halt the deportation of as many as 800,000 children of illegal immigrants and will allow them to obtain work permits. The move was hailed by DREAM Act supporters as a step in the right direction, while assailed by opponents as political pandering in efforts to appeal to Latino voters. The Obama administration has deported more illegal immigrants than any other president since the 1950s, more than 1 million since taking office in 2009. In light of President Obama’s actions and that the issue will continue to be a political hot topic, we thought Undocumented Fighter: The Inspiring Story of Maria Luna, which Mamiverse first published in April 2012, deserved another run.