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Weasel’s Diary: Deported

A 26-year-old Los Angeles resident gets deported to his parents’ home country of El Salvador, which he has not seen since age five. He has no memories of the country, no immediate family, and little ability to speak Spanish. This story originally aired on This American Life.

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