An Holiday Wish Comes True Unexpectedly.

From a My Word in today’s Times Standard by Renee Saucedo.

In late November 2016, Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), an arm of the Department of Homeland Security, detained my mom at the San Francisco Airport and deported her that same night to Mexico. She is 81 and has dementia, complicated by diabetes, anxiety and depression. She needs around-the-clock care, and I am her main care provider. Deporting a little old lady who can’t think straight or care for herself is cruel and inhumane. And my family, as millions of other families do when they’re forcibly separated, have suffered greatly.

On Dec. 22, 2016, I received a call from Congresswoman Pelosi’s office saying that my mom’s Humanitarian Application for re-entry had been accepted. By Dec. 30, she was with us again at home in Eureka.

Congratulations and best wishes to you and your mother Ms Saucedo may there be no more further anxiety of separation in 2017 or … ever.

Keep doing what you do, all of us in Humboldt depend on your good works.  Thank you and happy 2017 to you and your mother!


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