Mendoza family in California secures reprieve from deportation, but seeks long-term solution
- Year: 2013
- Length: 6:07 minutes (5.61 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
As President Barack Obama gets ready to take the oath of office for his second term, many are closely watching for action on immigration reform. The Obama Administration deported more than 400,000 people in 2012, a record number. But less than 7,000 were convicted of violent crimes, and many were deported for immigration violations. Tens of thousands were parents of US born children. Immigrants across the country face the threat of being split up due to us policies. In September 2011, we documented the plight of one such family, the Mendoza’s in California. FSRN’s Vic Bedoian updates us on the family’s intense negotiations with the government that led to a temporary reprieve.