Life After Deportation
In a multimedia series, Peter O'Dowd and Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez follow undocumented immigrants as they are deported from Arizona in the Southwestern United States to Guatemala. They chronicle the challenges deportees face upon returning home, the debate about whether it's worth the risk to return to the U.S. and the unintended consequences of the policy: A generation of young Guatemalans with U.S. passports.
View the Flickr slideshow to see photos chronicling their travels across the Central American country.
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American-born children living in Guatemala are caught between two worlds
After their parents' were deported, 16 American children moved to an impoverished Guatemalan town. Their future in both countries remains uncertain. It's the final story in our series, "Life After Deportation."
Many understand the draw, but not all are willing to go
In a Guatemalan town known for coffin building, the question of leaving has a way of hanging in the air. Three men debate the pros and cons of taking the perilous trip north to illegally enter the United States. It's the second story in the series "Life After Deportation".
More than half of all deportees from the U.S. are criminals. What does that mean for those who are not?
Mixing convicted criminals with illegal border crossers has led to side effects. The good guys are often confused with the bad guys when the plane lands. It's the first story in a three-part series: "Life After Deportation".
Peter O'Dowd was on board a deportation flight to the nation in Central America Friday. You can listen to him report from 20,000 feet in the air.