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The WCSU Humanitarian Travel Club went to Cape Verde, Africa, during spring break. Twenty-one students traveled to the capital city of Praia, then took a small plane to the islands of Fogo and Brava. Among the group were several Portuguese-speaking students who served as translators. The students volunteered at local schools, held educational and literacy seminars, and participated in construction projects. The students worked closely with a group called the deportees. These are people who emigrated from Cape Verde to America and were sent back by the 1996 Immigration Act, which triggered the deportation of several young adults who were brought to America by their parents and were arrested. The law stripped the court of judicial discretion and made deportation automatic regardless of the crime or any amount of rehabilitation.