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The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child - Moving Still Summary & Analysis

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Moving Still Summary

In Moving Still, Papa lies on his back and complains of his pain. It is the end of a picking season and Roberto is the only one working while Francisco goes to school. Papa stops complaining one day because immigration has swept through the camp and the family is safe. Francisco experienced an immigration raid in Tent City. He was playing with his sister and someone yelled immigration. The immigration men in green uniforms took away many people. However, they were lucky. Mama and Roberto were in town. Papa showed his immigration card and the officers did not question the children. This memory scares Francisco.

Papa says not to trust anyone and to tell everyone they were born in California. Papa grows angry because he feels useless. He cannot work because of his back and he cannot protect his family from...

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