It's been a little more than a week since Liliana Ramos drove herself out of the United States. Leaving her children behind, she was deported on September 24. She's now in Tijuana. Waiting to return to Bend. Return to her kids. Return to the life she had lived for 21 years.

In the photography Liliana, on the right, has just been told she has to leave the country. She stands, telling her Church friends what was said during the meeting with her immigration officer.

I want to continue working on the story. Get myself to Tijuana to be with Liliana. Get myself back to Bend to see how her kids are moving along in the new direction, without their mom.

If you want to read more, THIS story from the New York Times is worth a read.