14 People Share Their Heartbreaking Deportation Stories

The United States is a nation of immigrants and a very young one at that. Immigration has taken center stage in recent months, mainly as a tool to leverage voters by politicians who otherwise have conflicting interests with their current or potential constituents. 

While everybody wants to come over and start their lives in the United States legally, the process to do so takes years and costs thousands of dollars. As a result, people that come to visit overstay their visas and have to look over their shoulder while they try to expedite the processing of their paperwork.

These immigrants, who are now illegal, can go on living years in the US before either gaining residency or being deported. They get married, have kids, work long hours and usually hold very labor intensive jobs. That along with no access to healthcare or any type of government assistance program is still, in their eyes, a better life than the one they left to come here.

As you know, these people either end up gaining residency, or they get deported. These anonymous whispers come from the latter, people whose lives have been turned upside down after having a family member or themselves plucked out of their lives. Check out their stories below/

  1. My husband was deported two days after I gave birth to his son. Being a single parent is difficult. America the country that separates families :/
  2. Doesn't it sucks that my mom is alive and that I can't see her because she got deported when I was 11. Trying to save enough to see her is hard
  3. My ex girlfriend accused me of beating my own son when in fact it was her aunt that was doing it. I spent a year in prison fighting the case and then I was deported. I will never see my son again.
  4. The worst news ever was getting a call from my best friend and him telling me that his parents got deported. My family took my best friend in to live with us while his parents work on their paperwork
  5. when I was a toddler, my dad was deported to his country. only communication I have is FB. & he doesn't know how to spell my name.
  6. My dad was deported to Africa when I was 2 but he still contacts me everyday to see how I'm doing and ask about my day
  7. I want to go to Mexico and see my father. He was deported. If I could only hear his voice and give him a hug.
  8. Its been 4 years since my dad was deported and it still hurts to see my mom work a job that pays her $ 1000 per month and barely get by, i had to take up a job just to help out and move back in
  9. My dad used to be in the US all my life, then in 2012 he was deported & only get to see him once a year when I get vacation days. I keep all that pain bottled up of not being able to see him everyday.
  10. My mother was deported 7 years ago. I haven't seen her in 7 years. I miss her so much! What I would give to just hug her again!
  11. My Dad has been deported back to Mexico in 2013. Now that Donald Trump is president, I'm probably never going to see him in person again😢
  12. I got deported from the states even though I'd been there since I was 2. Probably gonna go live in Canada now
  13. I got deported from the United states after living there since I was 2.... Broken system over there.
  14. My dad just got deported... I always thought criminals were the only ones to get deported. My dad only got a speeding ticket and now he's gone...

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