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The United States deports nearly four hundred thousand individuals every year. Each one of those deportees has a story. This is the story of Marco Merino. He grew up in Florida. His parents had brought him to the United States from Chile when he was only five months old. He lived most of his life as a permanent resident of the United States. Then in 2007, he was deported back to Chile, a country he had never even visited since leaving as an infant, for minor drug offense from his teenage years.  Eilís O’Neill visited him in Santiago, Chile.