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Their Mother Deported, Migrant Brothers Struggle to Adjust to Life in the U.S.

By Kavitha Cardoza — April 9, 2019 4:28

Two teenage brothers left Honduras in 2017 with their mother to seek asylum in the United States. They arrived during the period of President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy and were separated from their mom, who was put in detention while they were sent to a shelter for migrant children. By the time President Trump ended family separations, the boys’ mother had already been deported. The two boys are now living with relatives in a dangerous neighborhood in Philadelphia, struggling to understand English and get along in a new school. Their future is uncertain.

Kavitha Cardoza
Staff Education Week
Kavitha Cardoza is a former Education Week staffer.
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