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When Daddy is Deported to Mexico | FRONTLINE

Six-year-old Pelé Perez is a U.S. citizen, but his undocumented father, Marcos, was deported when Pelé was a baby. As a cheerful phone calls turns to tears, this exchange offers an intimate, firsthand look at the effects of deportation on a young family.

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In “Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland examines the U.S. immigration system through the story of U.S. Marine veteran Elizabeth Perez, her undocumented husband Marcos and their family, who are fighting to be reunited after Marcos is deported. This film is a special presentation from FRONTLINE, Independent Lens and VOCES.

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