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Who is Efren Carrizales?
They had three children and were building a house when work ran out for Efren. With the help of his mother-in-law, he was able to get his green card and move his family to northern Mexico, across the border from Brownsville, Texas. For a while, Efren worked in Texas, but work was limited.
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