A Mom And Her Teenage Daughter Brace For A Future Apart

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Two decades ago, Maria Rivas emigrated from El Salvador to the United States, where she received temporary protected status (TPS) allowing her to stay and legally work. But later this year, TPS – a humanitarian program — is set to expire for nearly 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador, including Rivas. If forced to leave the U.S., Maria won't take her U.S.-born daughter, Emily, with her. At StoryCorps last month, Maria, now 40, sat down with Emily, a 15-year-old high school freshman, to talk about their uncertain future. Given the sensitive nature of the family's situation, Maria prefers no...

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