“Valentina was a shy girl in Chile, but everything was turning out well for her in the U.S.,” her aunt Carolina Peralta, 51, said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “She was catching up with English and being more outgoing. She was happy to be with her older sister.”
“Soledad Peralta and her younger daughter had decided to reunite the family in the U.S. They were working on documentation to stay in the country permanently.”
How is her alleged shyness in Chile relevant? In fact, none of the third paragraph is relevant. I’ve underlined the important part. This is the L.A. Times trying to tug at our hearts while not telling us they are illegals. That’s how I read it.
Writing like this is why I don’t trust the news.
They should have stayed in Chile.
Source: A ‘shy girl’ from Chile, shot by LAPD while shopping, died in her mother’s arms