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US: Anxiety for US-born Kids of Families Facing Deportation (Includes video)
Voice of America – March 01, 2019
In September 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it would end the program for six of 10 protected countries. Immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan – more than 400,000 individuals – would lose their legal status including both teenagers’ parents who are from El Salvador. Both young people expect their lives to change dramatically if their parents are forced to return to El Salvador. Almost certainly it would end their dreams of going to college. “When it struck me was about two years ago, in 2017, when I was actually told the consequences that would happen. Basically, family separation … I would have to stay here. I’d have to get a full-time job to take care of my siblings,” Palma said.