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Undocumented immigrants fear they'll be deported from Kentucky

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Thousands of undocumented immigrants in Kentucky worry they'll be deported, because many of them illegally crossed the border into the U.S.

One girl, who asked to be called "Maria," said her parents paid someone to get her and her siblings to America. 

"It had to be very expensive, because it took them almost two years to raise that money.," Maria said. "Once we got here, we were still making payments to those people." 

The University of Louisville student's parents are part of the estimated 50,000 undocumented immigrants in Kentucky who live in fear they'll be deported back to Mexico.

In part two of a three-part series, WDRB News takes you to the border where you'll also see what's completed of "the wall," which one local resident said "just allows for people to come in."

We'll show you the challenges with the wall and how people in Kentuckiana are dealing with being undocumented.

"At least when I see my mom and dad and how tired they are ... how that can be taken away so easily at any moment, their home, the little they have, it's so frustrating," Maria said.

Watch Valerie Chinn's special assignment report tonight at 6 and 10.

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