Goodbyes


Today my cousin Consuelo is leaving for Colombia. I wish it was for a visit and she would be back, but it’s not. She took an offer of voluntary deportation after five years in the United States. A police officer pulled her over in Scottsdale and called INS after she ran a stop sign in a library parking lot.

Consuelo wanted to study in the United States, she used to have a multiple entry tourist visa, and it wasn’t a problem until she applied for her student visa.

Immigration policy in the US is broken, there needs to be some kind of reform, I mean at this point any kind of reform would help.

I don’t think my instructor will let me go to the airport, I haven’t heard from him . . . I want to be there and more than anything I want to take pictures. It hurts for all of our family to see her leave, but if other people could see that maybe they would think about immigration on a human level. Even if it makes one person think differently.

2 thoughts on “Goodbyes

  1. Right you are, my darling D. The system is broken.
    I’m sorry that she is leaving under these circumstances.

    We will just have to go to Columbia again soon to visit her.

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