Essay about Family Is Not A Family?

1360 Words Dec 5th, 2014 6 Pages
When a family is separated, it is destroyed because it is not a family anymore — one of its members is not there anymore. The member of the family that gets deported is either mom or dad, which is the head of the house. This means that their financial situation is not the same anymore because they were the ones bringing the money to the house. The family would not be the same anymore because a loved one is not there anymore. Families suffer a lot of damages that can 't be fixed. There are 200,000 parents getting separated from their children each day. It 's sad to see 5,100 children in foster care because their parents are being deported.
In the video, you can see how the actress Diana Guerrero reacted when she was 14 and her parents and brother were deported back to Colombia. She talks about how she always knew that she was going to be separated from her parents. She talks about how no government helps her and how she relied on her neighborhood to finish high school and college. Her parents tried to be legal in this country, but it was very hard for them. When she talks about it, she is destroyed and sad. She even tries to cry as if it happened yesterday. She misses her family a lot, and even though she goes to Colombia once a year, it is still not the way it used to be (‘’OITNB actress speaks out about family 's deportation’’).
This video relates to my statement because, in the video, you can see and imagine how she felt coming home and know that her parents were being…

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