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Source: Univision
Subject: Immigration
Type: Media Coverage

The face of self-deportation: emotional family reunion via Jorge Ramos interview

In an emotional interview on Univision’s Al Punto Jorge Ramos reunited a family torn by self-deportation. Antonio Alarcon [member of Make the Road NY], a 17-year-old Mexican immigrant, was left behind in New York City after his parents were forced to return to Mexico. They were faced with poor job prospects in the U.S. and with the sudden death of the caregivers of their youngest son left behind in Mexico. Antonio wrote about it in an op-ed for The New York Times.

In an interview revealing the tough choices immigrant families are forced to make, Jorge Ramos reunited the torn family via satellite, Antonio in New York and his parents in Mexico City,.

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