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TORRE CANTALAPIEDRA, Eduardo  and  RODRIGUEZ GUTIERREZ, Maritza. Paternities at a distance: Discomforts of parents separated from their children. Estud. front [online]. 2019, vol.20, e023.  Epub Dec 11, 2019. ISSN 2395-9134.

The objective of this work is to detect and analyze the discomforts that parents experience when they are separated from their children after being deported. Based on five interviews of Mexican men deported from the United States to the border city of Tijuana, Baja California, we explored the discomforts that these men eventually experienced due to the physical separation of their children in relation to being parents and the mandates of providing and being emotional with them. Additionally, we reflect from a mainly theoretical perspective on the discomforts of men in fatherhood, especially in the case of paternities at a distance. The parents interviewed showed discomfort and other illnesses because they were not close to their children to provide them, take care of them, enjoy themselves and establish an affectionate relationship with them. The conclusions obtained, although preliminary, reveal directions for future investigations on paternity and deportation.

Keywords : parenthood; international migration; deportation; discomforts.

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