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Battling Deportation Often a Solitary Journey

Shortly after 9 a.m., all rose. The black-robed judge took his seat under the Justice Department seal and in front of the federal prosecutor. People whispering in various languages spilled out of the cramped courtroom into the hallway of the federal immigration court in Arlington County, waiting for their chance to fight to stay in the United States, agree to leave or be deported. ...

By Karin Brulliard

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