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I imagine this scenario you work hard all your life you get straight Asian high school you -- up a four point oh GPA.
And then the government tells you that instead of going to that elite college you just got into you actually going to be deported.
Aren't the -- Arthur McCoy in this year's valedictorian of Bullard high school in Fresno California was told just that.
-- he joins us now from San Francisco his mother is also in studio but has declined to appear on camera Arthur thank you for being here this morning.
Thank thank you for -- as we understand it's out last month you were awoken in your home at 7 AM by officials.
Who took your parents into custody.
What led up to that.
Well I guess is basically because.
Then -- done and then.
But you -- -- case what you mean is your request for asylum -- your parents came here from our media.
And -- you -- your mom came in 1995.
You requested political asylum.
And then what happened.
-- at first -- case got denied.
And then we went to nine -- did.
And that that took about seven years and then that recently just got deny it -- apply for an appeal for that.
That didn't work -- And then now at this point.
And -- and this is the plan I want to ask you I know that you don't want your face shown on camera but we can't hear you -- you and your husband and terror legalese.
Yes -- -- and so all of these years what have you been hoping would happen here in the United States for your family.
When it would at all bill I was hoping that them.
Well -- hardworking people and then we gave everything.
Well -- ask for up forum for months and we.
-- everything we could but that I guess.
It doesn't -- it because I was case -- not cut enough evidence.
To support Wi dean having -- -- evidence to support.
Kate meaning that the US officials did not believe that you would be persecuted if you went back to your home country of Armenia kids.
While all this is going on Arthur you have just been growing up here basically as an American and and we understand you did very well in school what were you hoping for your future.
-- is hoping to get into it because then.
Can my education strayed because.
I wanna go into a medical.
Well -- become you pharmacist.
Possibly or dentist.
And in fact you didn't get into good schools of that into University of California Davis and you see.
Santa Barbara but now what is going to happen to you.
Until they -- this.
I'll probably that have put this on hold.
And then if possible and if I find that staying here I'll -- -- next here.
And if not then.
Others have to go back in this.
Start over -- -- and this is the plan stick around we're going to have a debate on both sides of this issue and try to figure out what the future will hold for both have you.
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