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Annie Rose Ramos @Annie_Rose23
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This is Cristina Abarca, 36yrs old...+ her two children, Aracely (16yo) and Roberto (10yo)from. They fled from El Salvador after Cristina says Aracely was kidnapped and raped by the gangs who then tried to recruit Roberto #ImmigrantChildren #Immigration
Cristina says she blames herself after her 14yo daughter (at the time) Aracely was kidnapped and raped by the gangs. Cristina was at work and says now Aracely won’t talk about that experience...they head to Boston to live w/ family @NBCLatino @NBCNews
Roberto (Cristina’s 10yo son) describes what it was like to stay in detention after being separated from his Mom and sister....says milk and juice were bad and food was expired and that they slept on the floor in detention in what he referred to as a “cage”
When shown video provided by @CBP reporter by @jacobsoboroff - Roberto says he was held in one of those “cages” for days and that he sees himself in the video...alone. After being separated from his family.
Cristina’s family sorting bags at @SisterNormaCCRG shelter after they’ve prepared their own bags to go to Boston where they will join Cristina’s sister who lives there...they are still scared of the gangs (las Bandas) in #ElSalvador
.@SisterNormaCCRG wishes a tearful goodbye to the family before they leave for their 4-day bus journey to Boston...
Cristina and her family arriving at the bus station in McAllen, Texas. The bus fares for her and her children were paid for by her sister, who lives in Boston, where the will take a bus to...
Cristina and her son Roberto and her daughter Aracely ahead of their Boston bound bus. Cristina says she blames herself for Aracely’s rape by gangs. But she says she worked all day and is sad b/c her daughter won’t tell her what happened to her while she was kidnapped...
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