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Abolishing ICE

Abolishing ICE

Paola Zapata

Sophomore Paola Zapata and her dad share a happy moment. Zapata's father was deported in 2019.

Paola Zapata , Reporter
April 8, 2021

My Story behind a Deported Parent  On May 7, 2019, I was sitting in the St. Anthony’s Hospital Mental Health Unit. It was finally the day I was going to get discharged after being there for 2 weeks. I was so excited to head home and finally be with my family. Little did I know the news I was about to receive.   My therapist at the hospital had set up one last family therapy session and I was taken out of the unit and into his office. I was surprised to see my mom with my uncle and aunt sitting in the room. I did not really know what was going on but I assumed that my dad was at work or somethi...

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