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Jacobo Gabriel Tomas has lived in the U.S. for over twenty years, but recently, was nearly deported. He has several U.S. citizen children, works on a pig farm in the Minnesota exurbs, and pays his taxes. And President Obama’s immigration actions may allow him to stay in the country.

To read key Homeland Security and ICE memos about what executive action on immigration really means, click here. And to read the new deportation priorities memo, click here.

We learned about Jacobo’s story thanks to friend of the show Luis Argueta. Luis met and interviewed Jacobo for his documentary Abrazos.

 

Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

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