Being Apart

By Latino USA

The pain of separation

The holidays are a time when families come together—but not everybody has the fortune to be close to their families. Actress Diane Guerrero speaks about living through the trauma of her parents being deported when she was a teenager, and dealing with the fear and loneliness of growing up without them. We also hear from Berta Hinojosa (our host Maria’s mom), and a father that stays in touch with his son by doing homework with him over Skype. Plus, what happens when you do reunite with your family, and it’s not what you expected?

Featured Image: U.S.-born daughters of Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, who was arrested by ICE agents earlier in 2017. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

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