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Nearly 10,000 Children Tell Congress: 'No More Deportations'

(117) Comments | Posted December 23, 2012 | 7:52 PM

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On December 12, dozens of children visited members of Congress to deliver nearly 10,000 letters written by young people from 26 different states. Their message is clear: "Stop deportations so that all of our families can stay together." We Belong Together, a...

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Family Forced to Abandon the U.S. in Order to Be Together

(199) Comments | Posted December 10, 2012 | 2:55 PM

Rodrigo Ortega, 35, lives in Rosarito, Mexico with his American wife and two children, who are American citizens. A little over a year ago, Ortega was deported. Since then, his wife and kids have relocated to Mexico in order to be with him.

He wishes that his kids, now...

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Deported Vets

(2) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 6:10 PM

While members of the United States military risk their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, hundreds or possibly thousands of vets have been permanently banished from the country.

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Hector Barajas served in the U.S. Army for six years. He was deported to...

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US Vets With Green Cards, Deported After Serving Prison Sentence

(4) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 10:05 AM

Meet deported Vietnam combat veteran Hector Barrios. Barrios was deported to Mexico due to a criminal conviction related to possession of marijuana. Today, he lives in an impoverished section of Tijuana, where he works at a taco stand and earns a few dollars a week.

Here's Barrios, in his...

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Life After Deportation: Exploring the Impacts and Effects of U.S. Immigration Policy

(28) Comments | Posted September 19, 2012 | 4:28 PM

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According to current U.S immigration policy, every non-citizen convicted of any charge among a long list of misdemeanor and felony offenses is automatically deported, even if the conviction is for a non-violent offense or one that occurred many years ago....

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