The Impact of Deportation on Families

After ten years of living and working in the U.S. with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), caring for his wife and four children, paying taxes, and with no criminal issues, the U.S. government deported German Oliva back to his native Honduras in 2009. Dr. Sue Wiesher, JSRI Migration Specialist, spoke with German's wife, Tania Oliva, who is a U.S. citizen, about the impact that Gernando's deportation on their family. Tania's story illustrates how our nation's broken immigration system does great harm to children and families. The grief and pain the Oliva family continues to endure over the loss of their father begs the question, why do we as a nation allow such laws to continue?

The two-part interview was recorded and edited by Rosa Gomez with Moving Forward Gulf Coast.