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Emily Samantha Ruiz, Girl Subjected to De Facto Deportation, Gets a Fitting Toy for Ride Home (Video)

03/29/2011 10:32 am ET | Updated May 28, 2011

On March 28, I flew to Guatemala City to meet with Emily Samantha Ruiz as she prepared to return home.

Despite being a US citizen, Emily was subjected to de facto deportation on March 11, and her parents -- who are undocumented immigrants -- have been working towards her return.

Here's Emily as she opens a new toy -- a doll dressed as a flight attendant.

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Ted Hesson is the online editor of Long Island Wins, a public information campaign centered on immigration.