Bring my mom back home
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My Mother Josefina Radilla Velasco is currently in a detention facility . The United States has been her home for more than 20 yrs . Unfortunately she was incarcerated in April 21 ( not to long ago ) . She was subsequently arrested .

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I have to get something off of my chest . Its about being honest about your pain that's makes you invincible . I had genuinely thought about changing my entire content around to NOT share my struggle with anyone. But I realized that I can't do this alone .

My Mother Josefina Radilla Velasco is currently in a detention facility . The United States has been her home for more than 20 yrs . Unfortunately she was incarcerated in April 21 ( not to long ago ) . She was subsequently arrested which taken into immigration custody. Then transferred to Irwin detention center , her prolonged detention has been extremely painful for my family and I . Furthermore, whether or not you've had any experience with incarcerated family members, the pain of being indefinitely separated from your loved ones is something I hope you can empathize.

The first generation here in this country, I learned both languages as I learned to speak and was the first to graduate from High School thanks to my mother. My Mother has always been determined and devoted women . I remember how I always helped her in jobs that she had when it came to cleaning houses, apartments, offices . You name it I was there to help her and my family move forward. In the little time that she had she taught me so much.
She took great pride in her accomplishments and loves to work. While we struggled through the years , she constantly reminded us to do focus on our education. Which , I am striving to attend college . However , without my mother's sacrifices I am not sure
I would have made it to where I am now . This situation has turned our lives upside down . We are in constant fear that we will be permanently separated from our mother . My mother is good hearted women . She has struggled to always provided for me and my siblings and to gives a better life . More than ever we need her and she needs her family.

Currently I took my mother's spot at her job . She works the nightshift ( coming in from 10 pm - 6am ) at the aquarium. Two days before she got transferred to Irwin detention center I went in for her soo she won't lose her job. Ever since I've been running around looking for a way out to come up with the bail money that they're asking for . I've been asking everyone to borrow money but of course if it doesn't benefit them they're not interested. And well honestly there's only so much that I can do. However , I'm not in this alone I have 5 younger siblings that still are in need of there mother as much as I am . It's not easy being a mother of six children now can y'all imagine what I'm struggling with at this moment.

Once a go to work , I come home and sleep for about 5 hrs . Within the day that have past by it's been overwhelming and a handful . Consulting with lawyers , making sure my siblings have food in their stomach and are well taken care of isn't easy . The four oldest are working to save up as much as we can. But we can't do this alone . Up to right anything helps . I would truly be grateful.

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