Actress breaks down discussing parents’ deportation in interview

11/19/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

California – Actress Diane Guerrero recently gave an emotional interview to CNN during which she discussed her parents’ deportation when she was 14. As reported by Us Weekly, Guerrero, who stars on Orange is the New Black, discussed an op-ed piece she penned for the Los Angeles Times detailing her family’s plight.

Guerrero, 28, is quoted as stating during the interview, “I said in my letter, I would always have this feeling — I was always scared that my parents were going to be gone… They would remind me every day. I knew my dad had like this whole system. ‘Here’s where I hide this in case anything happens. And, you know, don’t be scared and know that you’re going to be okay and that we love you very much and that we wish that this situation was different for us, but this is our reality.’ So, yes, that day I had this feeling.”

As noted in the report, the actress attended high school and college on her own after her parents and brother were deported to Columbia. Guerrero further stated of not being checked on by any government official after her parents were taken away, “No one checked to see if I had a place to live or food to eat, and at 14, I found myself basically on my own.”

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