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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This Tribute To A 7-Year-Old-Girl Who Died Of Brain Cancer Is Beautifully Heartbreaking

Pediatric brain cancer gets basically zero funding – with most of its research grants coming from private donors. Unfortunately, this means that many children who are afflicted with his illness aren’t able to recover.

One such child is 7-year-old Katherine King. She succumbed to her battle with pediatric brain cancer on June 6th of this year at 7:34pm. Her family are honoring her memory and hoping to bring more awareness to her disease.

This is the heartwarming tribute Imgur user, Taisce, made for her dearly departed niece.

Goodbye Katherine King.

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You left us too early.

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Way before your time.

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There was still much to do and experience.

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You had your entire life before you.

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April 12th, 2015 (Last picture uploaded before diagnosis)

You should have been able to go to high school.

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June 2nd 2015 (Day of Diagnosis; it was discovered she had an inoperable tumor on her brain stem. Her diagnosis was D.I.P.G. and she was given 9 months to live.)

She should have had a boyfriend (Or girlfriend)

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June 3rd 2015

Gotten married

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June 4th 2015

Had her 2.5 children

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June 4th 2015

And had all her dreams fulfilled.

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June 28th 2015

Instead you were given an hour glass

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July 28th 2015

With the time you were given you raised awareness

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December 1st 2015

Raised money for charity

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Worried more about others than yourself

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You wanted everyone to be happy

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March 3rd 2016

To not worry about you, you even were sure that it was your fault you were sick

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March 19th 2016

You were kind when you could have lashed out

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You were brave even though you had every reason to be afraid

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April 28th 2016

You were strong even though you were allowed to be weak

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April 29th 2016

Even as you slipped away you never wanted others to worry

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March 21st 2016

In a time when you could be selfish, you were selfless

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March 23rd 2016

You were loved by everyone who met you

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March 31st 2016

You touched the lives of everyone you knew, you made them better through your own strength and love

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Your tumor made you a prisoner inside your own body

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May 22nd 2016

You couldn’t sing, you couldn’t dance, you couldn’t tell your family that you loved them

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June 6th 2016

Worst of all you couldn’t eat rainbow sherbert anymore

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June 6th 2016

Or tell people that your favorite color was rainbow.

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June 6th 2016

You were told it was okay to let go, to not suffer, to not be in pain

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June 6th 2016

And you did, and you will be missed by so many people

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June 6th 2016 7:34pm rest in peace

You were loved by more than you’ll ever realize

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June 6th 2016 7:34pm rest in peace

But, you will live forever within our hearts and memories

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“You are loved Katherine King, and you will be missed. Your impact will continue to ripple far beyond the 7 years that you were with us and you will never be forgotten.”

To learn more about Katherine’s journey and the work her family is doing to raise awareness for Pediatric Brain Cancer, you can check out their Facebook page here.

If you want to donate to, you can make contributions to the McKenna Claire Foundation to raise awareness and provide grants to research Pediatric Brain Cancer.

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Try Not To Cry Over This Owner's Heartbreaking Tribute To Her Internet Famous Pup

For those of you who are’t studiously following the Internet’s famous dogs, Daisy Dog is a pit bull rescue from California who runs a very active Twitter account. She and her owner, Nina, have been soulmates since the day they met in 2002 at the Riverside County Animal Shelter. Nina has lovingly chronicled Daisy’s ups and downs with adorable pup pictures that belong in a calendar or dog treat ad. Sadly, though, Daisy’s journey came to an end after sixteen happy years, so Nina posted the sweetest tribute to her bestie. 

In a Tumblr post that shattered our hearts, Nina remembered how she and Daisy came to be. 

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“She wagged her tail at me and I just had to get her out of there,” Nina wrote. “But I never thought she would be my dog. She was only 2 ½ years old, and I was an old dog person. But she was my dog.”

It wasn’t always smooth sailing with Daisy. 

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She used to not get along with dogs,” Nina told BuzzFeed. “It took eight years of doing behavior shaping on every walk until she was totally cool with dogs.”

And the poor pup had seizures— though she rocked some pretty cool goggles to protect herself. 

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“Daisy had focal seizures that were triggered by bright light,” Nina said. “So I bought her the Doggles and thought if they weren’t helpful or if she hated them, I was only out 15 bucks.”

But Daisy loved her ‘Doggles,’ and wore them everywhere with pride.

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…Even if they didn’t always fit perfectly.

And, despite her challenges, she had a pretty great life.

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She had over 2,000 Twitter followers, she ate pizza, and she was a proud Mets fan. 

…Not that she was ever rewarded for her loyalty. 

But, eventually, she got older and her health deteriorated.

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“Her hind legs got weaker, her gait wobbly, even just standing, she would list to the side,” Nina wrote on Tumblr. “She wasn’t in any pain, but going for a walk became going for a stare. The seizures which were initially helped by her awesome sunglasses started getting worse.”

And she really began to struggle.

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“Daisy has also been suffering from dementia,” Nina wrote. “The medication helped: she would stare off into space for a few moments a day, [and] get lost occasionally against a wall.”

So Nina and her husband, Will, recognized that Daisy didn’t have the quality of life she deserved, and they made the difficult decision to let Daisy go.

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“While her physical needs were taken care of, mentally Daisy just wasn’t there,” Nina said. “She was anxious, she was confused, she was lost. She had no joy.”

But their goodbye to Daisy needed to reflect the impact she had on everyone who knew her. 

“Daisy was my dog. Then she was Will’s dog. Then she was the internet’s dog,” Nina wrote. “She was my heart. Today I chose to break it.” …So we’re ~tearing up~ big time, over here.

Daisy sent out this final tweet, so our “tearing up” has evolved to full on sobbing. 

RIP Daisy. We bet you’re still rockin’ those goggles, wherever you are now. (h/t buzzfeed)

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