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A Personal & Continuing Story on Deportation…

No Paperwork Needed

Chapter 3 – Erased

By Sue Thomson

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Later, I was given an envelope with

his wallet,

his ID,

his money,

his phone…

 

All that he had left were the clothes on his back.

 

They had erased his life as a Dreamer.

All he had worked so hard for…

He came here all alone

Sent by his parents

to find a better life

when he was only 13.

He worked hard

and grew into a man

whom others respected.

He gave to others

when he had little of his own.

 

Who decides who is worthy

and who is not?

Like wolves,

they wait quietly

checking names off their lists

of those who were listed as Dreamers…

His only offense

was that he was stopped twice

when he much younger

for driving without a license,

but he did have a valid state id…

 

The names on their list have no meaning to them,

but are just mere notches on their belts…

representing another job well done.

How can they go home each night

and not feel the pain of what they have done

…or should I say what they have undone?

 

They took him away

as if he was unworthy to be in this country…

never acknowledging all the good he had done…

Not caring if he was a husband

or a father,

even when his child had exceptional needs…

There was no allowance for any type of discussion what-so-ever…

 

This is a continuing story based on good friends of author Sue Thomson, as she delves into the effects of deportation and the emotional ramifications which are usually not experienced or felt by many of us in the United States. The story is written from a wife’s perspective. Sue Thomson has set up a Go Fund Me page to help this beautiful family, as they sort out their future and care for their little girl’s medical needs. Please consider making a donation small or large.  https://www.gofundme.com/mellynas-fund-to-get-her-dad-back

 

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