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Beth Caldwell

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

(117) Comments | Posted December 23, 2012 | 6:52 PM


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 | 1:55 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 | 5:10 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.


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 | 9:05 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 | 3:28 PM

Erin Siegal/ Redux Pictures

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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