This dad and grandfather grew up in the U.S. but was deported and is separated from his family indefinitely with no legal route to reunite with them--all because of mistakes he made years ago. NIJC's Claudia Valenzuela talks about the struggles detention and deportation cause for individuals and the families they leave behind. Read the article.
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