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Border & Immigration

The 'Revolving Door' Of Deportation: The Cost Of Trying To Cross Back

Gustavo Lavariega, a volunteer with Deportees United, talks with an official from Mexico's labor department as he waits for deportees to arrive on a flight from Texas. (Liz Jones/KUOW)
Gustavo Lavariega, a volunteer with Deportees United, talks with an official from Mexico's labor department as he waits for deportees to arrive on a flight from Texas. (Liz Jones/KUOW)

You might think that when someone is deported from the U.S., it’s a one-way trip. But most people are deported multiple times. Many are parents trying to get back to family left behind.

Reporter Liz Jones ( @KUOWLiz) of KUOW looks at this “revolving door” of deportation and some of its costs — financially, and on a personal level. Her story takes place in Mexico City, where many deportees land and wonder what’s next.

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