My name is Brenda and my father was recently taken from my family by ICE. I have never thought that my family would face this type of situation.
My entire family are undocumented immigrants and my father was the provider of the family. I am attending school right now, trying to fulfill a better life and achieve my “American Dream”.
However, this situation has pushed me into a dilemma because I have to take a pause on my education in order to support my family; and put my dream of an education and a better future on hold.
I not only having 2 siblings to take care of am also pregnant. My father was a great supporter of me and my child. My father made a mistake and got arrested while driving. His case is complex to explain but it ends up being an awful situation for him and our family.
I can’t imagine if he would really be deported. What will happen to him? We have no family or relatives there in Mexico. He is too old to find a job in Mexico because the Mexican labor system usually employs people only younger than 40.
I want to fight for the immigration rights. I don’t understand why President Obama can’t just pass the reform. I can’t understand why the immigration system is so messed up. If the majority Americans is in our shoes, they would CLEARLY understand our situation and would vote for the immigration reform.
To stand with Brenda text “Justice” or “justicia” to 69866 and learn more about how we can Keep Families Together.