Saying Good Bye to My Family For the Second Time!

I just came from dropping off my husband and daughter at the airport. This situation is so hard. The pain that I feel right now is so intense that if someone would burn me alive, I would not feel it because I am already in horrible pain. I know my husband will be okay, he is a tough man. He is an ex-marine. But my daughter is not, she is very fragile because I have always overprotected her. She is my first one. And during my husband’s deployment to Iraq, it was her and me only- so we grew very attached to each other. I am trying to be strong so that she will not suffer more but it is so hard to pretend. She can’t understand why the US government was so cruel to deport her mother and break her family apart. I try to explain to her that actions have consequences so that she can learn from my situation. But she constantly asks why other people who entered illegally were able to fix their status and I couldn’t.

  The answer is hard and I am not going to explain it again at this time. I am too sad to do that. But I can tell you this. I tried to do it.  All the years that I lived in the US I was a good person, never hurt anyone and always tried to help others. I paid my taxes.  But for the current administration, it does not matter. I know they do not care about immigrants. But what about military personnel? Do they care about them? Why am saying this? Because by deporting their spouses they not only punish us, the wives, but they are also punishing our husbands. Since my deportation, I have been contacted by several military spouses who tell me their stories. Some are very similar to mine, others are waiting to be deported.

I know if the US government wanted they could do more but they choose not to. I also know that General Mattis is aware of this situation and has chosen to ignore it. I feel so bad for my husband. He risked his life three times. He went through three deployments and look at what they did to him! They took away his wife of 18 years. What a nice way to say thank you for your service!! He served, I supported him! But that does not matter to the current administration. So, I am appealing to those who care, please go and vote. Vote this November, vote for your pro-immigration representatives such as Darren Soto. Vote for Senators and Congressmen that care and that will change the laws so that I, and others like me can go back home.


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Author: Alejandra Juarez

Wife of combat veteran deported to Mexico on August 3, 2018, with no criminal record after 22 years in the U.S., marriage, and children. Starting over. This is my story of hope after deportation. I hope by hearing my story as I'm healing and starting over, if you are going through something similar, you can know that just because you're being deported, your life is not over.

3 thoughts on “Saying Good Bye to My Family For the Second Time!”

  1. Hello, I recently came across your story whilst watching “Living Undocumented”. My heart goes out to you and all the others you represent. I’m actually Canadian. It seems like you have strong faith and God’s grace is sufficient and it says to praise Him in all circumstances. I’m sure that your story will be for the greater purposes of His kingdom work. I shall pray that God will move mountains to allow you to rejoin your family in the U.S. God Bless & thank you for sharing.


    1. Hi Susan. Thank you for your kind words. Yes, I hope I can go back to Florida soon. My husband is looking into moving the whole family to Canada. He is in the process of applying for a visa. What part of Canada do you recommend for us to move?


  2. Hello, saw the documentary yesterday, your story moved me! I am a teacher, and will watch the documentary with my grade students of English. Awareness and knowledge is power!! Thank you for telling your story, my apiration is that if you know better, you do better. Let’s teach our kids better and I am sure the world will be a better place.
    I am sure things will work out for you. Stay strong! You are being heard, keep writing and talking to highlight this important issue.

    All my support, love and respect.
    Heidi, Norway.

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