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Deportation Fears Stress Colorado Immigrant Families

10/06/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In past years, Sandra Hernandez, executive director of the Colorado Springs nonprofit Centro de la Familia and a licensed clinical social worker, spent her days helping Hispanic and immigrant families with run-of-the-mill issues: parenting skills, marital problems, children struggling in school.

But recently, Centro has given its free or low-cost counseling to families with bigger troubles. Hernandez is seeing depressed kids, even suicidal kids, regularly. And they all have something in common: a parent or loved one who's been deported.

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