Deported Arizona mom makes new life in Mexico but misses kids 'dearly'
CLOSE Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos was deported to Mexico on Feb. 9, 2017, the day after she had gone to the Phoenix ICE office for what until then had been a routine check-in. She has been separated from her two kids and husband for over a year.
ACÁMBARO, Mexico — Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos sits on her bed, plugs in her phone and gets ready for the highlight of her night.
The screen lights up with Jacqueline, Guadalupe's daughter. Jackie's 15. She smiles, her mouth full of braces. Guadalupe stares back into the video-chat app on the phone.
A year ago, the two were looking at each other inches... read more