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BETHESDA, MD — Federal agents wanted Rosa Gutierrez Lopez out of the United States by Dec. 10, 2018. But the undocumented El Salvadoran immigrant couldn’t bear the thought of leaving her three U.S.-born children behind.

All her children are under the age of 13, and the youngest has Down syndrome. Getting deported from the United States means she has to return to her home in Central America — which, as The Washington Post reports, was raided by gangs and is lacking special-needs resources.

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