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Elena's Story (English)

I came to the U.S. on May 29 with my two children 2 children with a goal. We never imagined that we would be separated so long and would be treated so badly. My children were far from me and I didn't know if they were okay, if they were eating or sleeping. I have suffered a lot. My wish is to give the best to my children as a single mother. ICE harmed us a lot psychologically. We can't sleep well because my little girl thinks they are going to separate us again. I thank God because he gave me and continues to give me strength to continue and I don't lose my faith that we will get out of this place together.

They treated me badly because of my color. They laughed at me and they said that I was stained. It was the most difficult thing that could happen. I thank the Dilley lawyers that God put them in our paths to give me encouragement and tell us that my children and I are beautiful and that we are all equal. I believe that everyone who has children wouldn't want to go through what we went through, and I say with all my heart that I wouldn't want this to happen to anyone. May God bless you and thank you for thinking of us. We will never forget you. Everything is possible with Christ.

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