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She was born 3 months ago, she is already a statistic in so many ways.

According to statistics from the Department of Health Services and Department of Finance, Mexican-born women bore 161,000 or 27 percent of all the 601,000 babies born in the Golden State in 1992.

California may, by the year 2005, be educating as many as 1.5 million children who have been, in effect, exported by Mexico.

About a quarter (24.9%) of illegal Mexican immigrants receive benefits on behalf of their U.S.-born children.

15% of all school children in California are illegal immigrants from Mexico, many of whom speak little English.

To her parents and sister she is simply Kasia. And because of the children the young couple made the decision to leave all they knew as safe.

Cropped severely because I cut off the top pf her head in the photo. Used Neat Image.

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