Deportations, separations not just a Latino issue. They also impact these families

Peck Loek’s eyes start to well up, and tears stream down her cheeks on a recent morning in her Fresno apartment.

No tissue within reach, Loek wipes her tears with her bare right hand as she talks about the deportation of her son and son-in-law to Cambodia earlier this year. She is sitting next to her grandson Giovanni Elijah, 8. Giovanni and two other siblings, Angie, 14, and Meldey, 18, will now have to live without their father.

“They miss their father a lot,” Loek says through an interpreter.

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