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Deported DREAMer Mom – Tania Mendoza

 

Tania Mendoza was born in  Mexico. She was brought to the U.S by her family when she was 3 years old. Mendoza grew up in the U.S, had a daughter and a stable job.  Tania Mendoza was deported from California to Tijuana When Mendoza’s daughter was 5 years old,.  

KBCS reporters Mari McMenamin, Dana Schuerholz and Yuko Kodama interviewed Tania Mendoza at the border wall in Tijuana’s Friendship park in November, 2019. 

At the time of the interview, Mendoza’s daughter was 14 years old. 

Producers: Mari McMenamin, Laura Florez, Jesse Callahan, Yuko Kodama Special Thanks to Magdaleno Rose-Avila for inspiring KBCS to take on this story.

Photo: Dana Schuerholz

Magdaleno Rose-Avila standing in front of the border wall at Friendship Park. An image of Tania Mendoza is featured as part of the mural

mural on the Border Wall at Friendship Park in Tijuana, Mexico

 

 

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