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        The Impact of Deportation

        The struggles of a family facing an uncertain future after their mother is deported to Mexico is profiled in this video excerpt from FRONTLINE: "Lost in Detention." Undocumented immigrant Antonio Arceo, his wife Roxanna, and their five American-born children live in Illinois. When Roxana is deported after a routine traffic stop, Antonio is left with the task of working and caring for the children on his own. In addition to his physical struggles caring for the children, he feels emotional stress and considers moving the family back to Mexico. However, interviews with the children show their concern about leaving their country for a place they have never seen.

        This media asset was adapted from FRONTLINE: "Lost in Detention."

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