Melissa Keaney

National Immigration Law Center

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Staff attorney with the National Immigration Law Center

Melissa Keaney on KCRW

Garcia de Rayos was deported after showing up for a routine meeting with a local immigration officer. In past years, officials reviewed her case, then released her.

Phoenix woman becomes lightning rod for Trump's new policy on undocumented immigrants

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