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OITNB's Diane Guerrero Pens Op Ed About Family's Deportation, Breaks Down on CNN In Emotional Interview (Video)

OITNB's Diane Guerrero Pens Op Ed About Family's Deportation, Breaks Down on CNN In Emotional Interview (Video)

Diane Guerrero penned a well written and thought provoking op-ed about her parent’s deportation from America when she was in high school for the LA Times over the weekend and is taking a stance on the issue of immigration.

“Throughout my childhood I watched my parents try to become legal but to no avail. They lost their money to people they believed to be attorneys, but who ultimately never helped. That meant my childhood was haunted by the fear that they would be deported,” the 28-year-old Orange is the New Black star wrote. “And then one day, my fears were realized. I came home from school to an empty house. Lights were on and dinner had been started, but my family wasn’t there. Neighbors broke the news that my parents had been taken away by immigration officers, and just like that, my stable family life was over.”

Diane went on CNN to discuss the issue, and broke down speaking about her childhood. “I’ve grown up without them, and there’s thing about them that are new that I don’t recognize, and it hurts…My parents tried forever…This system didn’t offer relief for them. What I’m asking for is to create or find a solution for families.”

Diane Guerrero Breaks Down on CNN Talking About Immigration Issue

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  • Barb

    Don’t break the law and your children will not suffer.

  • Jess

    I believe you’ve taken a wrong turn somewhere, Barb. This is Just Jared, not Fox News.

  • Barb

    Don’t believe I asked for your opinion

  • Jess

    Did she ask for yours?

    This is a comments section. Opinions are given freely.

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  • Living in a box

    A nation been created by immigrants, hate immigrants.’Murica.

  • meghan

    These people are not criminals. Many people immigrate here to have a better life, just like they have been doing since this country was first founded. Don’t be so closed minded. Try to see their situation.

  • 55vineyard

    Don;t count on Obama, he needs to campaign in California and although I am a registered Democrat and live in a town with a lot of Latinos, I am not in favor of anyone being able to cross the border and I think most countries in the world are this way.

  • Canon Lyn

    I looked her up. She was born in New Jersey but her parents and brother were born in Columbia. They were deported when she was 14 and another Colombian family took her in so she could stay. It’s pretty gut wrenching to think a family can so abruptly be split up like that. The whole system is getting reworked under Obama so that families like this as long as they don’t commit crimes will not be deported if they have been here a long while and have American children. Still, there are legal ways to relocate here, so I’m confused as to why they don’t do that in the beginning so there’s no risk of deportation. I can’t imagine taking that kind of risk. It’s a complicated subject to be sure.

  • Sprite

    Best to know a lawyer when your not born in that country. Sometimes you get a corrupt solicitor in estates as well.