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Port Of Entry Podcast: Families Separated By Deportation Stay Together Despite The Border Wall Between Them

Left to right: Couples Javier Salazar and Joanna Garcia, and Emma Sanchez and Michael Paulsen are pictured in these undated photos.
Collage by Kinsee Morlan
Left to right: Couples Javier Salazar and Joanna Garcia, and Emma Sanchez and Michael Paulsen are pictured in these undated photos.
Our series on cross-border love stories continues. Today, two families separated by deportation share stories about how their love keeps them connected despite the border wall between them. Episode art by @Deportedartist: https://www.instagram.com/deportedartist Follow “Port of Entry” online at www.portofentrypod.org, or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/portofentrypodcast) or Instagram (www.instagram.com/portofentrypod). Support our work at www.kpbs.org/donate. Search “Port of Entry” in the gifts section to get our sling bag as a thank-you gift. If your business or nonprofit wants to sponsor our show, email podcasts@kpbs.org. Text or call the "Port of Entry" team at 619-452-0228‬ anytime with questions or comments about the show

Stories about families separated while trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border really started making international headlines back in 2017.

That’s when the Trump administration first piloted a program that separated migrant parents from their children as a way to try to deter future migration.

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The policy was by far the most brazen example of how the U.S.-Mexico border separates families, but U.S. immigration laws have been driving wedges between families for a long time.

KPBS border podcast “Port of Entry” continues its series on cross-border love stories with two families separated by deportation, and how their love keeps them connected despite the border wall between them.