#nogales #sonora #oldtown #desert #arizona #theborder
One day la migra detuvo a mi mama, she forgoten the visa, my visa, usa gov is very strict with this, as child traficking is very much a thing they do not allow as many other things, like violence, or domestic abuse, even harrasment. Anyhow, the border patrol took us to "revision" in a blazer chevrolet, similar to my dads a pick up but with a seat in the back, my Mom tried to convince me it was my dad, which I went with my always say the truth, and on and said she was lying, the patrols took us to a room, in the room there was seats, and a vending machine, I was offered something to drink, my Mom was somewhere else, I refused that soda, or pop as they called, I wanted to see what they where doing to my mother, I was maybe 5 years old, My Dad was waiting for us, and my Mom was pregnant, I was crying as I wanted to go with my father, and someone called the police on her, my Papa always waited patiently outside the shops, lately I see many Papas outside the shops, around their cars, and when I see a vaquero I remind him, and I laugh a bit thinking how patient he was, they finished the interogation with my Mom and then they asked me if she was my mother, I was very angry and temptend to say "no way", but they put her naked infront of a wall, and I started crying and begging they let her go, then I said what happened, she forgot the passport, mine, she got hers, in her bra. It was a very dumb thing to cross with no papers, it was risky, if My mother got lost, or if I got lost there was no way to find each other, or to find my dad, it was a very hard day.
But then those guys where kind of nice, which I hope they still are, you can be tough but a good person at the same time. My Dad was like Dad, he was very tough, he never ever hug me "just because", we never kissed cheeks, I mean, he was a tough man, he made some mistakes, but he discipline me.
And I hope all is for the better, sometimes we need a tough true person to help us pursuit our dreams...
But abuse is abuse.