A group of about 50 immigrants, including parents with their children, went this Wednesday to the residence of the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, to ask her to intercede for the rights of the undocumented and of those who aspire to migrate to this country.
To the cry of “Kamala, listen, we are in the fight”, the protesters called for an end to deportations and the detention of underage immigrants, as well as for a path that guarantee legal status or nationality to millions of undocumented people and to workers considered essential.
“Please, stop the deportations, give a work permit, a citizenship, something, because we are in this country and I believe that we do not harm anyone, but we come to work and get ahead for our children,” he asked. Verónica Gasca to the vice president, to whom the US president, Joe Biden, entrusted the mission of curbing irregular migration from Central America.
Gasca, 28, came to the US at just 11 to be reunited with his father, but when he arrived he discovered that he had been deported to his native Mexico.
Accompanied by her two US-born daughters, she couldn’t hold back tears when she remembered that she hasn’t seen her father for 15 years. In addition, she was moved by the possibility that she herself may be expelled from the country.
“It may be that tomorrow I will go out and they will arrest or deport me, and who are they staying with?” He asked himself.
Because, asked Biden for immigration reform and that allows detained migrant children to be reunited with their families.
Another of those attending the demonstration was Nelson Vega, a 33-year-old Nicaraguan who a month ago managed to enter the United States after waiting for a year and a half in Mexico.
Vega had to stay in Mexico due to the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program, established by the Donald Trump Administration (2017-2021) and which forced asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their reception request it was processed in the USA.
This immigrant went to the demonstration to ask that everyone who was affected by the MPP program be allowed to wait in the US, which the Biden government began to dismantle from its first day in the White House.
“I am not the only one, I know that this is a tough process, many people are suffering as I suffered in Mexico,” said Vega, determined to defend those who are still waiting in the neighboring country.