Marcos Antonio Marquez, 48, and his son, Marcos Marquez Solano, 10, are shown at Casa Marianella, an immigrant shelter, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, in Austin, Texas. They are immigrants from El Salvador who have been granted amnesty. They once were held at a Central Texas detention center where immigration officials announced Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009 that they would no longer be housing families. They once stayed at Casa Marianella but now live in Austin and he returned to the shelter to do repair work.
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