Jan 31 9:30 PM

The Deported: America's Immigration Battle

Photo Credit: Josh Rushing

As undocumented immigrants come out of the shadows to demand a halt to deportations, Fault Lines investigates what happens to families torn apart by a broken immigration system.

In the coming year the number of immigrants deported under President Barack Obama will likely surpass two million; that’s more than the total number of deportations prior to 1997. The result is more families are being divided, with many who have lived for decades in the United States forced to return to a homeland they barely recognize.

In the halls of Congress the immigration reform debate remains at a standstill, and a civil disobedience movement has spread across the country pushing for Obama to halt deportations until reform passes. "Fault Lines" looks beneath the political rhetoric to examine the impact of a broken immigration system on immigrant families.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Mathieu Skene SENIOR PRODUCER: Reem Akkad @reemakkad PRODUCERS: Paul Abowd @paulabowd and Elizabeth Gorman CORRESPONDENT: Josh Rushing @joshrushing DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Victor Suarez, @tadashi_lives EDITOR: Jennifer Beman @jbwpost ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Abdulai Bah @africandobah ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Paul Abowd @paulabowd, Joel Van Haren @joelvanharen PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE AND TRANSLATION: Michelle Koepp, @michelle_koepp, Zahra Rasool, Mark Scialla @markscialla, Nafeesa Syeed @nafeesasyeed, Sergio Ceballos, and Murphy Woodhouse PRODUCTION COORDINATOR: Shannon Stanley

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“When we see ICE vehicles driving around Latino areas...that’s not targeted enforcement, that’s racial profiling.”

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