Ngoc Tran is a 29 year old immigrant from Vietnam that came to the United States legally in 2003 through the Family Reunion Program, which was created after the Vietnam War. Tran became a legal permanent resident after she moved to the United States and she had an optimistic view of her future in the “Land of Opportunity.” What Tran got instead were bad breaks in which she made terrible decisions that will most likely get her deported back to Vietnam. She had previously served 3 ½ years behind bars after pleading guilty to assault with a deadly weapon and now she is set to face another sentence behind bars for drug related charges, but an immigration judge will determine Tran’s future once she is done with her sentence. Tran stated,

I don’t know how the kids are going to grow up without a mom. Why do my kids have to suffer for my mistakes?

Tran had previously been ticketed for deportation in 2009 after she had served those 3 ½ years and she lost her permanent residence status because of that felony conviction. Immigration and Customs Enforcement put a “hold” on her, but they did not deport her back then. Tran has four children and a husband that might have to figure out what to do if Tran is deported. Tran turned herself in on May 1st and will be out in 25 months. We will have to wait and see what happens to her when she finishes her sentence.

Read her full story here