Meeting Nov. 12 planned for communities of color concerned about the election outcome
By Miriam Raftery
Photo: Estela de los Rios, past victim of a hate crime in El Cajon
November 11, 2016 (San Diego) – Maria, a maid and legal U.S. resident who has raised her daughter here, tearfully put her elderly, frail mother on a plane Wednesday night and said goodbye, perhaps forever. “She is going back to Mexico, before Donald Trump can deport her,” Maria told East Magazine.
President-Elect Trump has vowed to deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants in America—including those brought here as children and the parents of U.S. citizens. Even children who were brought here as babies, who have never known any other home. Even ill and elderly parents such as Maria’s mother, who has survived cancer and suffers from diabetes. Maria fears she is too ill to survive long on her own in Mexico—but the prospect of her mother languishing in a detention camp was even more frightening.