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My pacemaker is functioning at 4%. This Mother’s Day might be my last. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to spend it with my only son, who has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for almost 18 months. He, in turn, has been separated from his wife, son and newborn baby, and none of us know when we will see him again.

Last December I, my son, expectant daughter-in-law, and young grandson crossed into California after fleeing Guatemala amid death threats from drug cartels. We were immediately detained and separated. My son was sent to Georgia, I was detained in California, and my daughter-in-law was sent to DC where she gave birth to my second grandchild. This precious new baby is a U.S. citizen.

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