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Broken lives of immigrants deported from US to Mexico
4 months ago

Video Report  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26533046

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Almost two million undocumented immigrants have been deported from the US since Barack Obama entered the White House, more than under any previous president.

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Under pressure from Hispanic politicians, Mr Obama last week announced a review of his administration's deportation policy, promising to enforce immigration laws "more humanely".

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Many of those sent back to Mexico have to walk through a door in the fence separating California and the Mexican town of Tijuana. Some were caught trying to enter the US illegally, others had lived in the US - without papers - for years.

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Officially they are being sent 'home', but often deportation means being separated from families still in the US and starting a new life from scratch.

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The BBC's Valeria Perasso reports from both sides of the border on what happens to deportees once they pass through this door.

Produced by the BBC's Franz Strasser

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