Teen And Mom To Be Deported, Breaking Up Their Family
Nadia Habib and her mom Nazmin are scheduled to be deported to Bangladesh September 29.
Habib, a psychology major who wants to be a drug researcher, found out she was undocumented during her senior year at Bronx High School of Science. Her dad has a green card and her three younger siblings, who were born here, are U.S. citizens.
“If we have to leave I’d be leaving my three siblings, my father and my entire life,” Habib said. “It would mean losing a lot, everything basically, of what we have.”
Habib’s mother has unsuccessfully fought to reopen their asylum case for a decade. On Sept. 10, they got a letter saying they have to leave.
“I don’t even know if I were to go back what I would do – I can’t even speak the language,” said Habib. “My mom’s just scared.”Click here for reuse options!
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