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We said our goodbyes at home. My dad decided it was better for my brother and my sister to not go all the way to the airport…. I don’t feel like it’s happening. And after so much fight that we went through, for it to just end like this. I mean, it’s not necessarily ending, but it is hard to see him go.

— Victoria Magana Ledesma, the eldest child of Andres Magana Ortiz, after her father left for Mexico ahead of an imminent attempt to deport him by the Trump regime. (The Washington Post: Facing deportation, Hawaii coffee farmer, father of three returns to Mexico after twenty-eight years).