This series ran in The Orange County Register. It looks at the impact of deportations from both sides of the border. One story focuses on how an Orange County town is seeing hard economic times because immigrants have left. Another story looks at what has happened to people who have  been deported back to one small town in Mexico. A third story looks at how one family with U.S. citizen children is struggling to make a new life in Mexico. The reporting is rich and detailed. This is a strong project because it shows the impact of immigration policy in the U.S. and Mexico

-Teresa Puente

Immigrants’ return to Mexico alters Santa Ana

O.C. family returns to a violence-plagued Mexico

Mexican village serves as purgatory for the deported