Diane Guerrero was only 14 when she arrived home from school and found her mother, father, and brother gone. In an interview with CNN's New Day, Diane breaks down as she tells her story of her family's deportation, who left Colombia during a time of instability, to highlight not just the damage done to both her and her family but the pressing need for comprehensive immigration reform.
“It’s tough, it’s like we’ve been separated for so long, I feel like sometimes we don’t know each other,” laments Guerrero. “It’s difficult because I’ve grown up without them, and there’s things about them that are new that I don’t recognize, and it just — it hurts.”
“But I love them so much,” she continues, unable to hold back tears. “And I just hate that they have gone through this. And I know I’ve been by myself, but I feel like they have lived a very lonely existence.”
Diane has also recently written an op-ed detailing her experience here.
stories of deportation are always so heartbreaking, so many families are torn apart and destroyed. have you or someone you love faced similar circumstances due to being undocumented, ontd?