REBECCA BARNETT | The Roanoke Times
April Urrea tries to place a call to her husband, Leo, who was recently deported to Mexico. “I think it’s just a big nightmare and I need to wake up,” Urrea said. “But then I realize it’s not a nightmare.”
April Urrea’s husband Leo was deported from the United States back to Mexico this past September 24th – six days after my husband Picasso entered the United States with papers for the first time from Mexico.
This is a video that April posted. It’s extremely raw, in all senses of the word. I remember this emotional and mental space very well.
It’s a complicated story. It almost always is, in immigration situations like these. Ours was.
As stated in the article, as a result of the separation of this family, April is, “being treated for a host of ailments, including post-traumatic stress disorder related to his incarceration and deportation, according to her doctor.”
I don’t know April past her recent posts on social media.
What I do know is that April’s husband was deported from the U.S. six days after my own husband arrived with papers.
If you celebrated my family’s good news, I ask that you now support April and her family.
We continue to fight until I never have to write a blog post like this one ever again.