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Taking advantage of a second chance

Sep 8, 2011 9:29:18 PM- latimes.com
A former gang member is given the opportunity to stay in the United States. His alcoholic father was deported earlier. Now Obed Silva is trying to untangle his father's story and make art from it.

Before this week, the last time I'd seen Obed Silva was in an immigration court in downtown L.A. On that day, he rolled his wheelchair to the witness box and explained to a judge why he shouldn't be deported.

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