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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