ME: Do you want to go back to El Salvador?
CLIENT [eyes wide]: No!
ME: Why not?
CLIENT [looking down at table]: Because of the bad people.
She'll be deported before her 10th birthday.
And here's something no one else seems to be saying: They're our responsibility.
But they are.
This is the reality I have spent more than a decade confronting.
Sometimes they even pay us.
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