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An Albuquerque mother of two, speaking through an interpreter, held back tears as she talked about how her young daughter is scared of law enforcement after a family member was deported.
“My daughter currently is receiving therapy as a result of the trauma as a result of the deportation of someone they love,” said Jessica Rodriguez, who is also an activist. “They have grown to fear law enforcement officials.”
Rodriguez was one of dozens of people who spoke for about two hours Monday evening in support of a City Council resolution that would strengthen Albuquerque’s status as an “immigrant friendly city.”