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Fly Along On A Deportation Flight To Guatemala

Migrants found to be living illegally in the U.S. arrive in Guatemala City, Guatemala after being deported from the United States and flown to the nation in Central America.
Peter O'Dowd
Migrants found to be living illegally in the U.S. arrive in Guatemala City, Guatemala after being deported from the United States and flown to the nation in Central America.
Guatemala Deportation Flight
Guatemala Deportation Flight
Go to our special page for more on the multimedia series following deportees from Arizona to Guatemala.

The Obama Administration deported a record number of illegal immigrants last year. Close to 400,000 people were either bused or flown out of the country.

It's part of an effort to crack-down on those who have committed crimes in the United States. Deportations to Guatemala have increased nearly five fold since 2004.

Peter O'Dowd was on board a repatriation flight to Guatemala City Friday morning. He is working on an upcoming story about the repatriation flights program. Click on the play button below to see what it's like to be on one of these flights.

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