Life after deportation: People share their immigration stories at local church

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Four young adults from Mexico and El Salvador will be sharing their first-hand experience of being deported from the United States.

Maggie Loredo was in high school when she was deported.

“It was the only decision that I had… I couldn’t see any other options at that moment for me,” said Loredo.

And she’s not alone. Last year ICE deported over 267,000 people, some in similar cases as Loredo.

Leni Alvarez, another advocate and deportee says at first it feels like you’re the only one.

“At first you feel like you’re the only one that has ever gone through this and that no one understands you,” Alvarez said.

The presentation will be held at Cristo Rey Church at 201 W Miller Rd. The event is open to the public and starts at 1 PM. A later presentation is scheduled for 7 PM.

Now they are part of an advocacy group, Otros Dreams En Accion, who have been touring Michigan, speaking at nearly 40 events about the need for policy change.

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