I am a school nurse in Camden, New Jersey. Many of my families travel the arduous and dangerous path from countries like Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico to find a better life for their children. I understand it is controversial to some, but being the spouse of a man whose family chose to leave the life they had in Cuba for the future of their children, I have a different perspective.
Those who judge the families that come to this country seeking asylum may have never been in the desperate position to try to save your children from lawlessness, danger, rape, human trafficking, death, and despair. This is not hyperbole, these are stories that I have heard through my families in Camden.
I read an article this morning that just infuriated me. A woman found a group of young people, including a very sick teenager, on a Texas highway so she stopped to help them. This good Samaritan was arrested! Here is the article:
They may as well come and arrest me at school on Monday! These are the families that I help too, and I won’t stop serving this community.