A recent report by the Pew Hispanic Center revealed that Mexican repatriation from the U.S. between 2005 and 2010 doubled from the previous five years. Roughly 4.4 million immigrants were “deported, removed or returned.” Many were separated from their families.
In early 2012, freelance journalists and University of Arizona students Murphy Woodhouse and ST McNeil spoke with a number of immigrants deported to the Mexican border city of Nogales, Sonora. In the video below, and at the website “Los Deportados,” we hear directly from them about the ghastly human costs of the American government’s deportation policies. —ARK