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Raúl Cruz Aguilar came with his father to the United States at the age of 17 in search of a better future for himself and his family. His mother and two brothers stayed in Mexico but then they also came to the U.S. to join him and his father. Raul started school to prepare to help his family.
Despite the pain of the loss of his mother and the psychological trauma of this event, Raúl stayed in school and graduated from Riverwood High School in October 2003. He became a website creator (Web master) while working as a waiter in a restaurant. He currently writes for a design magazine.
But that all changed on the morning of September 10 this year, when immigration officials (ICE) knocked on his door with a deportation order. He was arrested and is in the custody of the Department of Homeland Security awaiting his deportation hearing.
Raul is in danger of being deported to Mexico, a country he does not remember and where he has no family. Raul loves his family and this country which he considers his. Raul had a desire to serve in the army of the United States, but now his dreams are threatened because he is awaiting his deportation hearing.