Lewis Ramos, 22, an operations specialist in the U.S. Army National Guard, stands with his mother, Rosa Elena Ramos, who arrived illegally 30 years ago from Mexico. He recently learned she would receive the protection by the time he leaves later this month.

Lewis Ramos, 22, an operations specialist in the U.S. Army National Guard, stands with his mother, Rosa Elena Ramos, who arrived illegally 30 years ago from Mexico. He recently learned she would receive the protection by the time he leaves later this month