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Unfair deportation


The series & assignment

This article is one in a series created by students in Mr. Alex Escamilla's journalism class at Southwest Community Campus. Students were asked to complete artwork and write an article regarding immigration issues in Grand Rapids, and America as a whole. Students worked with artist Reyna Garcia and Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities to complete artwork that best showed their views on immigration.


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All artwork will be displayed in an upcoming art show, open to the public.


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This article is one in a series discussing immigration issues through artwork and words, through the eyes of a student.

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By: Araseli R.

Ricardo Ramirez, a 39-year-old father of three children, was deported on a Sunday afternoon to Battle Creek, MI for being an illegal immigrant. When officersfound out that he was an illegal immigrant they sent him to Kent County Jail.

Ricardo Ramire was sent to Kent County Jail on August 11, 2011 and is still in jail to this day. He left a family filled with sadness, but their hopes are up that someday they will see him again.

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