By Redaction Réforme with AFP
Unborn children, born on their way to exile or left behind: the fate of immigrants is tied to their children in the American countries where the right to land reigns.
Day of Joy: On the morning of Friday, May 20, Jocelyn and his four-month-old pregnant wife, Berlin, legally crossed into the United States, so their second child, due in October, will undoubtedly be American. Relief for the Haitian couple who claim to have been returned to Port-au-Prince on February 7. “If my son is born there, it is better for me and himJocelyn smiles before moving from Reynosa in northern Mexico to McAllen in Texas, after a trip that began in 2015 took them to Chile.My first child was born in Chile. It is Chile. He could live there without a problem. Not us. So if my son was born there (in the US) he wouldn’t need any visa! “Adds the father of a two-year-old who sleeps in his arms.
“I want a stable life‘, adds his wife of 25 years who also wants his next wife child Born anywhere in the United States. “I want a better life for him. I suffered a lotOn Saturday night, the family joined a center in McAllen. The family will have a temporary title and want to raise $400 to join their relatives in Georgia. But beware:God knows“If a child is to be born in the promised land of America, says the father with caution and discretion after many ordeals.
Unborn children, children born on the road or taken along the roads of exile, children who remain in their own country: the fate of immigrants is in large part tied to their children in the American countries where the right to land prevails. Carolina (prénom changé), la trentaine, raconte qu’elle a fui Tegucigalpa pour sauver ses trois garçons adolescents d’un recrutement forcé dans les rangs de la Mara Salvatrucha, le gang qui terrorise é Honduras – et la pejà qui a their father. The youngest was born in April in Tapachula on the border between Guatemala and Mexico. The quietly breastfed baby spent a third of his life in detention. Carolina is already accusing Mexican services of immigration I kept it for twelve days.
“unfair arrest‘,” she says while she is resting in a reception center on the banks of the Rio Grande. They said they can’t deport me because the kid is MexicanNot.” “Migracion” will finally grant him permanent residence in Mexico. But she doesn’t care: the family wants to join the boy’s father who lives in Houston. One of his sons even claims to be willing if necessary to swim across the Rio Bravo (as it’s called on the Mexican side) He won’t need it: Carolina and her four children were also able to legally cross the border on Saturday morning. In disdain for a conservative judge, who the day before had ordered to maintain a restrictive measure taken at the time of Donald Trump (Address 42).”TYou will go through difficult days, but no day will ever pass without God‘, announces the profile picture of the young mother’s account on WhatsApp.
“We are afraid”
pregnant women and children -not enrolled- They make up a good part of the more than 2,000 immigrants waiting in Reynosa (a figure provided by the local and Texas press). “We now have 200 pregnant women.”, says Reverend Hector Silva, whose “Sinda Vida” (Life Path) reception center suffers from exhaustion. Pascal, a mother of two, spent the night in the hospital for treatment after her third-month miscarriage. “They said it was because of stress’,” slips the young woman, who claims she paid 700 pesos ($35) in medical costs.
“There are women who did not receive any medical follow-up in the sixth month of pregnancy., notes Annaelle Flores, of Doctors Without Borders. “With these new arrivals, we’ve seen an increase in our consultations for pregnant women in three weeks“. Among the migrants are those who left children behind, like this couple who also fled violence in Honduras. They admit that it is difficult to talk about their children aged 10, 8, and 18 months.”We are afraid. But we trust in God“.