African American History Culture : Her ancestors were enslaved in the U.S. Now a Trump decision could lead to her deportation to Africa

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Her Liberian ancestors were enslaved in the U.S. Now a Trump decision could lead to her deportation to Africa

Former American slaves were moved to Liberia in the 1800s to solve the “problem” of black and white people living alongside each other. Their descendants are facing the same journey


https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/03/08/why-this-descendant-black-american-slave-is-being-deported/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.9353aa82e084&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1
...Afomu Kelley was just 11 years old when she left Liberia with her mother in the early days of a civil war in 1990. She remembers standing in a crowd jostling to board an airplane to the United States for what she thought would be a six-week vacation.

On March 31, the program that has allowed Kelley and more than 800 other Liberian immigrants to live legally in the United States for decades will end, the result of President Trump’s decision to terminate a protection against deportation that has been in place for nearly 28 years.


By Orion Donovan-Smith
https://www.washingtonpost.com/resizer/ag5dSCSSk15fD00x1OflM0W4N2c=/480x0/arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com/public/L2E4A2EYIJBWHGTEKEABWVHF2E.jpg
Afomu Kelley stands outside of her home in Greenbelt, Md., on Feb. 25. (Orion Donovan-Smith/for The Washington Post)
 
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