MARCH 19 201 TIAE Ripped Apart AMERICA'S THE COST OF IMMIGRATION CRACKDOWN BY HALEY SWEETLAND EDWARDS with two of her daughters deported te Mexkke America's immigration policy is splitting families and spreading fear Just before 730 one Friday morning last March Alejandro said goodbye to his wife Maria and his two small daughters and headed off to work He didn’t make it far Four blocks from his home near Bakersfield Calif two unmarked vehicles a white Honda and a green Mazda pickup truck pulled up behind him at a stop sign Plain-clothes Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE agents spilled out They wore vests emblazoned with the word Police Alejandro dialed Maria from his cell phone and told her what was happening Her heart dropped She said later that she knew it wouldn’t matter that Alejandro had no criminal record not even a speeding ticket Or that he’d driven these same roads every day for the past decade picking grapes pistachios and oranges in California’s Central Valley Since 2006 when Alejandro overstayed his visa he had been considered a “fugitive alien” in ICE parlance and therefore subject to immediate deportation to Mexico Now he was arrested on the spot A few days later he was given an ankle bracelet and allowed to return home to say goodbye He was gone by the end of spring—before his eldest Isabella began talking before Estefania took her first steps before Maria gave birth this winter to their third baby Source TIME * This appears in the March 19 2018 issue of TIME Meme

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