Massachusetts: November 2007 Archives
(Peter Pereira / New Bedford Standard-Times)
I can safely say that this is the saddest story I've had to tell of an individual suffering from U.S. immigration policy.
I've written story after story about the suffering of individuals. No matter how much suffering migrants go through U.S. citizens just seem not to care, in effect, if not intent. Anti-migrant advocates actively ridicule dead migrants, and most progressives do nothing about it.
The New Bedford Standard-Times (please counter the hate people are spewing on this article) just published a story on the death of Ricardo Gomez Garcia. He left an autistic child and his wife behind after the horror of New Bedford. After fighting for five months in detention to stay in the U.S. he was deported back to Guatemala, where he made the choice to try and re-enter the U.S. again. He met up with his family after the harrowing journey that I know so well, and fell ill. After just 24 hours with his family, he died.
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