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Meet the Journalist: Jessica Prokop

In 2017, the life of a family in Vancouver, Washington, was upended: Ramon Flores, an undocumented immigrant who lived in the United States for about 20 years, was detained and deported after Motel 6 gave his information to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He is now living in Tijuana, Mexico, leaving behind his wife, seven children, and community ties. Assistant metro editor Jessica Prokop discusses reporting by The Columbian, including a series of articles, photos and video, that shows a family split in two.