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Monday, December 5, 2011

USA Today: Deportations tear some families apart

Appearing on the front page of today's edition of USA Today is the heart wrenching story about Liliana Ramos, an Oregonian who was deported after living in the U.S. for 21 years. Liliana has been separated from her children since September of this year. Francisco Lopez, executive director of Causa Oregon and Barbara Ghio (Causa Board Member) are both mentioned in the story.

Deportations tear some families apart
By Dania P. Maxwell, for USA TODAY

TIJUANA, Mexico – Few words are needed when Liliana Ramos talks by phone with her youngest daughter, age 11, back in Oregon.
"Mostly we cry," she says. "All the time we cry and say, 'I love you, I miss you.' "

After living for 21 years in the U.S., Ramos, 39, was deported to Mexico in September, separated from the two daughters and son she has raised as a single mother since her ex-husband left them seven years ago

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