How Deportation Has Ripped Social Fabric Of Immigrant Communities

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CA fellow Erika Pinheiro discusses the effects these policies are having on families and her efforts to provide assistance to these vulnerable communities. 

In Tijuana, family members meet across the border fence, barely able to touch or see one another through the metal holes. Across the border, hundreds, perhaps thousands of newly deported immigrants are living in squalor with little support, some of them struggling with depression at being in a country they may barely know or remember.

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Erika Pinheiro is a New America CA fellow. She leverages technology in the nonprofit sector to serve California’s most vulnerable immigrants.