Tough Times

Immigration/Covid-19My name is Yadira, I have 5 children. Ages 16, 11, 9, 5 and 2 years old. Immigration detained me and my husband back in November 2019. I was in immigration detention for 2 weeks, my brother took care of my kids during this time. Once I was released, I was forced to use an ankle bracelet. My husband was detained for 2 months and then deported to Mexico. I am providing for my kids by myself. Before the covid-19 outbreak I used to work cleaning houses. But due to the virus I haven’t been able to work. Everybody is afraid, so my clients don’t want me to go to clean their homes. My brother has been helping me, but he has his own family to provide for. I am going through a serious hardship. And I am grateful to find this program that is supporting me and my family, thank you.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: July 22, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Positive
  • Who should know about this? Everyone

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Lake Worth
  • Age: 41-50
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Employment, Having enough food, Health of my friends and/or family, My child's education, My health, and Paying the bills

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