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Southern California Teen Denied Entry Back Into The U.S.

Fifteen-year-old Esmerelda Medina was denied entry back into the U.S. despite living in Southern California since she was a child, according to KABC in Los Angeles.

Medina was five when her parents brought her to the states on a visitor’s visa from Mexico. When the document expired, the family stayed for another 10 years.

Medina and her mother, Araceli Ramos, returned to Mexico four months ago to renew their visas at the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana. But when their undocumented status came to light, both the mother and daughter were denied entry back into California.


Medina was eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Watch the full KABC interview with Esmerelda Medina.