Americans in blended families cope with toll of deportation

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By: AP | Mexico |
Updated: July 23, 2018 11:17:54 am


Letty Stegall walks Max, her Mexican relatives’ dog, near her parents’ home in Boca Del Rio, Veracruz state, Mexico on May 25, 2018. Stegall grew up two hours from here, and her parents’ furniture business afforded a comfortable existence. But drawn by the stories of a cousin who settled in Kansas, Stegall was convinced there was greater opportunity for her in the U.S. (Source: AP)

It’s almost as if Letty Stegall is there, back home in the United States, beside her daughter to prod her awake for school. When her husband goes to the grocery store, she fusses over the list with him. At the bar she helped run, she still gives regulars a warm welcome, and around the dinner table at night, she beams when she sees what her family managed to cook.

But Stegall’s face only appears on a screen, and…

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