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The Human Faces on the Other Side of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Immigration Sweeps

Katherine Figueroa's story is a story behind one of the most frequent type of breaking news in the Phoenix area: another sweep, another immigration raid in Maricopa County. It is about what happens to the communities and the families impacted by an immigration crackdown that has made the state ground zero for a divisive debate.

 

FI2W's Valeria Fernández reports on the girl whose parents were taken away in an immigration raid by Sheriff Joe Arpaio's deputies and how the family and the community banded together to help those affected.

 

Read more at Feet in 2 Worlds, telling the stories of today's immigrants.

 

Katherine's mother Sandra hugs her daughter, her mother Mercedes and her sister Griselda after being released by Customs and Immigration Enforcement.

 

Photo: Valeria Fernández.

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Uploaded on October 20, 2009