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Poetry Helps Young Angeleno Cope With Deportation of Family Member

LOS ANGELES — Eleven-year-old Violeta Esquivel feels uncomfortable in President Donald Trump’s America, especially after he announced the phasing out of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. A few months ago, she witnessed her stepfather get deported and is now turning to poetry to cope with the trauma and to spread messages of peace.

Video courtesy of Get Lit, Reuters, the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

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