Family Separation Today And 40 Years Ago
Seeking Asylum At The Border
We’re hearing so much these days about immigrant families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. South of the border, they’re hearing about it, too. But people are still fleeing violence in Mexico and Central America. Separation policies don’t seem to be enough to deter them. Like Elizabet. She’s a 30-year-old mom who’s weighed the risks of going versus staying. The California Report’s Alex Hall had a rare chance to follow Elizabet and her family as they went to the border near San Diego to ask for asylum.
There are a lot of reasons parents want to bring their kids to the U.S. And a lot of reasons they could get separated. When Glady Lee was a toddler, her parents left her behind in the Philippines, seeking better jobs in California. That was four decades ago. Glady wonders about the kids waiting at the border today and what they’ll remember when they’re older. As part of our series about the lingering effects of family separation, Glady tells us she’s still uncovering emotions and secrets from that tender time.