Crossing the border to talk to deported mom

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NOGALES, MEXICO (3TV/CBS 5) -

She's the mother who has found herself in the center of the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal aliens.

Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, who had lived in the Phoenix area for 20 years, was deported to Nogales, Sonora on Thursday.

[READ MORE: Phoenix mom deported; police release names of 7 arrested while protesting her deportation]

Garcia de Rayos was convicted of using someone else's social security number to get a job.

She is now banned from entering the United States for 10 years.

We traveled across the border Friday to speak with her and her two teenage children to see what's next for the family.

Garcia de Rayos says she doesn't regret the decisions that led her back to Mexico, because she says she wants the world to see what is reality."

This is not the first family separated by deportation, but immigration activists warn there will be more scenes like this under the new administration. 

"President Obama deported close to three million people," says Carlos Garcia. "He created this machinery and has handed if off to Donald Trump who is basically going to put it on steroids."

[SLIDESHOW: Puente Arizona news conference, mugshots and protest]

[WATCH: Demonstrators protest mother's deportation]

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