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Deportation Leaves Family in Pain

From New York’s Daily News, another story of a family separated by our broken immigration system.

Eleven-year-old Fanta Fofana spoke barely above a whisper as she described the day immigration officers burst into her Bronx apartment and took her dad.

“I was sleeping with my sisters and my cousins,” Fanta said, her eyes downcast. “The police came and took my father away from my family. I was born here and I can’t believe my country would do this to me.”

Fanta said she has spoken to her dad, Senegalese national Sory Fofana, 47, many times since his deportation last November. He tells her not to worry and that he’ll come back soon, she said.

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