Stories From California

Plan B - When ICE Can Deport You And Your Family

"The scary part is, hearing the door break and someone could come into my house and take me or my family away."
"I told my Mom and my stepdad to go to Mexico with my little brother and I stay, because I can look out for myself pretty well."
"That's what I always wanted to do: come to school and learn. And that somebody is now threatening for us to be sent back, that's the scary feeling."


Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory High School is a Sanctuary School in Watts. Many of the students come from families that have immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico and Central America. Not all of them have papers, some of their 

parents do not. At school they feel safe and supported by teachers and staff. Outside they feel fear for themselves and for those at home, who might have ben taken away when they come back from school.

Hear a few voices of students, coming up with "Plan B"s for their future, which they still hope will be in the country they grew up in and with the families they love.

[German story for Deutschlandradio]

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