In August, 2014 I spent a week in Artesia, New Mexico working on asylum cases for women and children imprisoned there by our government. Sadly, hundreds are still imprisoned there and the U.S. Government is building even more family prisons. These are my letters to the President and First Lady, mailed in September.
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington DC 20500-0001
Dear Mr. President,
I have been a supporter of your presidency since the beginning. My husband and I took our then-infant daughter to celebrate in Millennium Park in Chicago on Election Day in 2008, and I remember it as one of the happiest events I have ever been at in my life. I have had an Obama bobblehead in my office for years.
No more. The president I supported ran on a platform of Hope. He chanted "yes we can!" and "Sí, se puede!" That president is gone.
I have spent the past weeks working with women, children, and infants that you have imprisoned, Mr. President, in what I can on...