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Stress of Straddling Two Worlds

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Two months since the immigration raid on the Michael Bianco factory in New Bedford, most of the 361 people arrested still face an uncertain future.

While some were released and others deported, many remain in detention, and those who are out on bond are wondering if they'll be able to stay in the US.

Most of the detainees come from immigrant families who have spent their lives straddling two countries...and two cultures.

That's what it's like for a woman we'll call "Marina." For economic reasons, she left two sons in Guatemala and settled in Massachusetts, where she started a new life and a new family. Here's WBUR's Bianca Vazquez Toness with more on their story.

The voiceovers in this story are performed by WBUR's Lynn Menegon and Quinn Ferree.

This program aired on May 4, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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