I want to share a short 10 minute video with you called Exiled in America It is the story of the Santibanez family of San Antonio. It is the story of Sergia, the mother, being deported back to Mexico, even though she was a legal permanent resident of the United States and had lived in the U.S. for 25 years. She has five U.S. citizen children. She was charged and convicted of transporting illegal aliens. What she did was give some friends a ride in her car.
This short video consists of interviews with her children. It portrays our increasingly harsh immigration laws that continue to separate families, in spite of our rhetoric regarding family values.
Madeline Santibanez, one of the children seen in the video, is living with us this year at Casa Puente and attending UTEP.
When you have 10 minutes, check out this video.