Illegal immigrant responds to immigration crisis - WNEM TV 5

Illegal immigrant responds to immigration crisis

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

The immigration crisis takes center stage in Mid-Michigan over talks that undocumented children from Central America could seek temporary shelter at a facility in Vassar.

An illegal immigrant originally from Mexico, who now lives in Saginaw County, agreed to share her story.

"I saw it was a big difference here from Mexico. Here it was easy to get new clothes, food everywhere, help everywhere, big difference. There it was living day by day, here it was different," she said.

Now in her forties she said she crossed into the U.S. almost 20 years ago, looking for a better life.

"For me it was easy to pass through, I guess it was a blessing or lucky," she said.

Now she has two kids who were born in the U.S. and are now American citizens. She fears she may be deported and separated from her children.

She also responded to the protests in Vassar, asking people to put themselves in the shoes of the Central American children and keep an open mind.

"Give them a chance. It's not their fault to be here, but they're here instead of thinking negatively those kids have big problems being away from their parents not knowing where they're going. They're kids, they want to live a normal life," she said.

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