Listen to Maggie Gyllenhaal and over 30 other Hollywood stars read an affidavit from a mother, known as Mirian, who was separated from her 18-month-old son at the US-Mexico border. https://t.co/OzwLZkkVko
— CNN (@CNN) July 12, 2018
There’s something in my eye, but you can read more about Mirian G. by clicking the link below.
Courtesy of CNN:
I came to the United States on February 20, 2018, to seek political asylum. As I walked across the international bridge, which connects Brownsville, Texas, to Matamoros, Mexico, I felt fear rising in my throat.
I was walking toward an uncertain future. At the same time, I was leaving behind a life of known danger. I had fled my home country of Honduras with my 18-month-old son after government violence threatened our lives. Now, with my baby in my arms, I was approaching a US port of entry to seek refuge.
I knew that the asylum process could take a long time and that it was possible that my son and I would be detained while we waited for a judge to decide our futures.
I could never have imagined they would take him away from me. But soon I discovered how the US immigration system truly works.
It should not be, but obviously, this is who we are now.