Real Immigrant Stories
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Anonymous - Nevada
My husband was deported 5 years ago. We hired a lawyer. When we went to court the lawyer decided it was easier to have voluntary deportation with out consulting it with us. A month before his date to leave the U.S. we went to another lawyer and she took around $3000 from us and didn’t do anything. I was 9 months pregnant at that time and the immigration officer didn’t think it was important to stop the deportation. My daughter was born 2 weeks later, of course my husband wasn’t with me. I have been working non stop to support my 2 kids. It’s very hard to me a single mother and to have my husband far away. We go to Tijuana to visit him and after a couple of days with him we each go our own ways. Its sad to believe that one person has the power and authority to separate a family. My kids don’t have a dad and I don’t have my husband to share the good moments with our kids.