Hector Amezcua/hamezcua@sacbee.com

Victor Aguilera Vazquez, 11, leans on cousin Alexandra D’Costa Velazquez Acosta as candles on a cake are lit by her aunt Doris Velazquez Acosta for her 16th birthday at their apartment in North Highlands. Alexandra’s mother, Lilian Velazquez Acosta, is in danger of being deported to Paraguay.

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