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Deportations could impact Arizona real estate

Deportations could hit Arizona real estate markets in state, nation

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Angel Diaz sits at a table in the home he recently purchased. (Photo by Andres Guerra Luz/Cronkite News)

By Andres Guerra Luz | Cronkite News

In September, Angel Diaz bought a house.

As he signed the home-purchase documents, he remembered emerging from the hot desert as an 8-year-old unauthorized Mexican immigrant, barely able to hold his own water bottle after three days of walking the migrant trails.

He’d come so far.

Diaz is now 22 and a pre-law student at Paradise Valley Community College who works fulltime at an insurance agency. He obtained temporary relief from deportation under a 2012 Obama administration directive known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

He’d missed meals to save $6,000 as a down payment to buy the $153,000 home in northwest Phoenix, and now he has a home he, his mother and two sisters could call their own.

Now, all that could change.

“At this point, even, I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Diaz said.

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