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