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        Deportations

        The young Emilia Castañeda and her family lived in Los Angeles in the 1920s and 30s. Once the Great Depression hit, the Hoover Administration implemented involuntary deportations. Through various means, hundreds of thousands of Mexican immigrants and U.S. citizens of Mexican heritage were deported to Mexico. Emilia would not return to her home for many years. 

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