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Heartbreaking: Nicaraguan-American girl left in tears on Father’s Day over thought of losing her undocumented dad

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A 12-year-old Nicaraguan-American girl broke down in tears on Father’s Day over the possibility that her parents could be deported due to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

During a Father’s Day interview, NBC’s Mariana Atencio spoke to the girl — who was identified as “Leah” — just prior to an immigration rally in McAllen, Texas, where families and children are being separated by Customs and Border Protection agents.

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“At 12 years old, every day of your life you live with this fear that [your parents] could be taken from you, that you could get home and not find them there,” Atencio noted. “Can you tell me what that is like?”

“That fear is really scary,” Leah said. “And once you live it, it is like you can never get over it.”

As the girl began to cry, Atencio attempted to comfort her.

“Because I’m a young child,” Leah continued. “And I’m supposed to be with my family happy. But that is hard because now I have to live with this fear of them being in [the detention center]. And me all alone no one to take care of me. And that is really hard.”

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“Thank you for being brave and talking to us today because you’re speaking for many children,” Atencio explained.

Leah presented a stack of letters from children across the country to the kids who are being separated from their families as they try to seek asylum in the U.S.

“You are loved and cherished,” one letter said. “We have not forgotten you and we will continue to fight and protect your family.”

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Trump is ‘feeling threatened and running scared’ to cancel G-7 at Doral: ‘Art of the Deal’ co-author

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President Donald Trump announced late on Saturday evening that he was reversing his administration's decision to hold the G-7 Summit at his Trump National Doral Miami golf club.

Trump had received harsh criticism for the selection violating the constitution’s domestic and foreign emolument clauses.

Tony Schwartz, who co-wrote The Art of the Deal with Trump, said the announcement was a sign Trump is feeling threatened.

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Trump announces G-7 won’t be held at Doral after widespread criticism for it violating the Constitution

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President Donald Trump announced Saturday evening that the G-7 Summit will not be held at his Trump National Doral Miami golf club.

The selection of Doral had been widely condemned as a clear violation of both the constitution's domestic and foreign emolument clauses.

"I thought I was doing something very good for our country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 leaders," Trump claimed.

"I announced that I would be willing to do it at no profit or, if legally permissible, at zero cost to the USA. But, as usual, the hostile media and their Democrat partners went crazy!" Trump argued.

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Trump says illegally profiting from the G-7 Summit was him ‘doing something very good for our country’

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President Donald Trump attacked his perceived political opponents on Saturday even as he attempted to defend his decision to host the G-7 Summit at his Trump National Doral Miami golf club.

"I thought I was doing something very good for our country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 leaders," Trump claimed.

"I announced that I would be willing to do it at no profit or, if legally permissible, at zero cost to the USA. But, as usual, the hostile media and their Democrat partners went crazy!" Trump argued.

Ethics officials have said Trump's decision to choose Doral is a clear violation of both the constitution's domestic and foreign emolument clauses.

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