I was 8 y.o when I came to this country. I, like many children in those horrible cages, came to this country seeking political asylum with a parent. I TOO crossed the border illegally. My mother and I were detained by border patrol once, sent into an office for questioning for what seemed an eternity then, and were released back on the other side of "the wall". I had a very different fate than those children we've been seeing all over the news. I remember that one of the officers in that office we were in kept looking at me while my mother spoke with a Spanish speaking officer. She was an African American officer, whom smiled at me, and then gave orders to release us back into Mexico. My mother had always told me that if it wasn't for her who knows what would had happen to the both of us. I'm filled with fear thinking about the thought of my mother and I being separated then. I'm a 38y.o man now being sent back to 1988 in my own mind and can't help but burst into tears thinking about being separated from my mother at that age. I still struggle with not having my mother near me at this age. This is not about politics, policies, laws, and your own views of who owns this country. This is about humans being treated less than that of what they are, and children being damaged mentally and emotionally by strangers and seeking comfort in their own parents. My heart breaks for a country that has seen this treatment being done in the past, which we have read in our history books in school, and some chose to stand there and let this happen AGAIN. My heart breaks for the shattered dreams of those seeking the American dream and a warm bed and safe home. My heart breaks for those children that hopefully one day won't let this horrible experience change the course or a better future for themselves. My heart breaks for this world for it knows better yet chooses to let ego stand in the way of peace and brotherhood. I'm only a resident of this country, there for my voice can't be heard in the form of a vote. If you want change, you must speak up and speak loud. I choose love for mankind, and choose to not loose hope that we as people can do better. I pray for this world, this cou
💋 Now that I've gotten some rest, I want to say thank you to everyone that came out to Selena Vive 2018. Thank you to Hamburger Mary's Long Beach, Ontario, and The Menagerie in Riverside for hosting my Selena tribute shows this year. Thank you to my show host Bella Farrow, Missy Vee, and Mia Farrow for joining me once again for this annual event. A huge thank you to my special guest in 2018 whom came out; Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, Karol Posada, Ramon Illusion, Monica Peralta, Roxy DelValle, and Xotica Erotica. Thank you to everyone helping backstage. Thank you to Roger Gomez from LoveSelena .com for joining me this year. Thank you Anya Body for my beautiful flyers. Finally, thank you all that came out to party and remember La Reina de la Cumbia. So many Selena fans, I saw all the cool Selena shirts. Without y'all, we'd be nothing. Much love to my queen that has inspired me to continue to keep working hard even when obstacles appear on my journey. SELENA VIVE!