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Luis Garcia Phoenix, AZ

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I am 13 years old and last year my father was deported. My mom was recently in the hospital and my dad was the only one paying the bills. I do not know the reason my dad stopped and arrested. The police say he had drugs in his system but I know that he never did drugs. He was a great man and did not deserve to get deported .

My mom was worried and stayed in the hospital for more than a week because of the diabetes. My sister had to drop out of high school at 16 and had to take online classes. She started working at Subway and became the person paying our bills. We had to move out of our home and into an apartment. I want my sister to achieve her dream of becoming a lawyer but now she has to put that on hold.

We don’t want my mom to be worried. My mom had three seizures last week and only got out two days ago. It feels as though my mom is going away from us and my dad was forced from us. If my mom leaves us then we have to move in with my brothers and it will only be me and my sister protecting each other.