Maggie Gyllenhaal, Chadwick Boseman and other Celebs Tell Immigrant Mothers story

Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal partnered with American Civil Liberties Union to release a video called,” My Name is Mirian”. The video is part of a project addressing Trump's policy to separate immigrant children from their parents at the Border.

Maggie took point in this project and gathered over 30 – Celebrities to read Marian’s letter including Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Reynolds, and Amy Schumer.  As they read the note you can see tears swelling in their eyes and the frustration in their voice as they could feel the mothers pain of her 18-month-old son being ripped away from her arms. 

Mirian fled to the United States from Bleeding Honduras to seek asylum from the government after the military tear gassed her home. She fled to the U.S- Mexican border and was interviewed but afterward she was forced to give up her only son. “The U.S immigration officer then told me they were taking my son away from me. That he would be going to one place and I would be going to another. I ask why the officers were separating my son from me, but they did not provide me any reason”

Trumps Administration is the reason Mirian’s son spent his second birthday away from his mother on this past 4th of July. 

Thanks to a Federal Judge’s rule, all kids that were separated from their parents must be reunited with them. Unfortunately, many parents had to deal with another issue.

According to “The New York Times”, as some immigrant families are being reunited, many of the children no longer recognize their parents. Alba Lopez,31, describes what happened upon the reuniting of her 3-year-old son, “He didn’t recognize me. My joy turned temporarily to sadness”

One father that wasn’t given the opportunity to tell his son they were going to be separated was also reunited. The Father and son cried throughout the entire reunion and the son refused to leave his father’s side.

- by Destin McMurray
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