Skip to comments.Honduran immigrant comes to U.S. illegally to save mother
Posted on 07/06/2014 1:16:04 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
It took 17 days for Lesvia and her young daughter to get to the United States before being caught by U.S. Border Patrol Agents.
A journey she endured to help her ailing mother back in Honduras who is battling cancer.
For days, they walked across Central America.
They walked through and hid in mountains in Mexico to survive.
Sometimes she paid officers to let them keep going.
At one point even traveling alongside a group of 300 mothers and children as they crossed through Central America.
She committed to the journey, hoping that the rumor back in Honduras was true - that in the United States undocumented immigrants crossing with their child were being released by federal agents.
"From all the walking, all the mountains we crossed, hiding from border patrol because they couldn't see us," Lesvia said in Spanish. "But in the end they caught us but I had an advantage that I had my daughter. They were saying that with children you could cross.
The cuts on her feet now serve as a reminder of the treacherous journey she went through with her daughter.
Despite the hardship, Lesvia says she would do it all over again.
That's because she did it for her ailing mother back in Honduras who's trying to beat the odds and survive cancer.
"It is very hard knowing that your mom has cancer and knowing that she doesn't have a part of her body - it is very hard," Lesvia said. "That is why I made the decision to come to this country to help my mom and give my daughter a better future."
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She says there are no jobs back home.
Now that shes in the U.S. she hopes to find a job so she can send money back to her mom to pay for her cancer treatment.
As of right now, her mother isn't getting the proper medication and chemotherapy because the family can't afford it.
"It hurts me having left my mom in Honduras but if I was in Honduras I couldn't help her," Lesvia said. "I could be with her but if there isn't money there is nothing."
Lesvia says that she knows she can't save her mother but with the money she makes she can at least giver her more time.
On Saturday, Lesvia reunited with her older sister in New York, who she hadn't seen in over eight years.
She does not indicate who is taking of her mother. She indicates that the rumor back in Honduras was true - that in the United States undocumented immigrants crossing with their child were being released by federal agents and she reunited with her older sister in New York, who she hadn't seen in over eight years who apparently is not sending any money back home.New York expensive place to live and how many jobs are for unskilled,no english, worked as carnival worker will there be for her and she will need fraudulent documents as well.Something tells me this is well coached story..Your mother is dying you do not leave and proclaim I will send money so she can live little longer and at the same time she will never see her again.Want even be able to show up for the funeral ?
A sob story? Really. For every one of these, there are a thousand gang members, and THOUSANDS of headlice and bacteria coming over.
Feel bad for her, but why not go to Belize. Much closer, with a lot of luxuries, or go to Cuba. Michael Moore says the healthcare is great.
Not to be cynical or anything, but did the writer of the article verify that she does really have a sick Mother in Honduras?
how much did they pay coyotes to get them into the US?
We are being invaded and our government is allowing it
“She says there are no jobs back home’’. Her and millions of other moochers like her keeping pouring in here and there won’t be any jobs here. I hate Hispanic illegals and I don’t give a rip how that sounds. When it would be polite and proper for someone to come to the front door of your home and knock or ring the bell but instead keeps kicking in the back door and arrogantly demanding to be made a part of your family that isn’t going to endear any immigrant to me, no sir.
She heard that Obama has the POWER TO CURE THE SICK
Why didn’t she just use the $8,000 Plus X2 that she paid the coyotes and for food, shelter and transportation for the medical treatment for her mother ???
what is she going to work at in the US to make that kind of money ???
she reunited with her older sister in New York, who she hadn’t seen in over eight years who apparently is not sending any money back home.New York expensive place to live and how many jobs are for unskilled,no english, worked as carnival worker will there be for her and she will need fraudulent documents as well.
Yeah how about that ???
how much did they pay coyotes to get them into the US?
The going rate from Central America is anywhere from $8,000 to $25,000 EACH
WE CANNOT AFFORD THEM/HER/WHOEVER!!
WE ARE BROKE!
Kick ‘em the hell out.
The END of the key phrase (Give me your tired, your.......) in the poem dedicated to the statue of Liberty - necessary for understanding it’s full meaning - says: “Yearning to be FREE.”
The statue and its poem are dedicated to LIBERTY, to FREEDOM NOT, to mere financial advancement. The basis of it is the idea that the best source for human betterment IS LIBERTY.
De Blasio will take care of that soon. Redistribute the filthy rich to poor and fat welfarers.
Cover this law breaker in napalm. Set her on fire and use a trebuchet to launch her back into Mexico.
Because you just know the U.S. needs more carnival workers. Jeez.......
I agree with all you have said. I dispise illegals -- they are our blood enemy.
They fully intend to sponge of American taxpayers.
These illegal criminals are anti-English, anti-Capitalist and VERY anti-American.
They know exactly what they are doing: they fully intend to out breed the English Americans and turn our once great Republic into a decaying socialist spanish speaking sewer.
No country can survive with the invasion we are witnessing on our non-existent Southern Border.
We need to completely seal our Southern border and start Operation Weback II.
If it takes 50 years we need to forcefully deport every single person who came here illegally (including their anchor baby offspring). All assets of any illegals need to be siezed. We should take DNA samples of all illegals and we should tell them if they every show up in America again (even if to visit) then they will be subject to *****.
If any Federal or State judge rules that it can't be done then arrest them. Put them before a military panel and charge them with High Treason with the punishment carried out within 24 hours.
Anything less and we lose our Republic.
How did she pay them, I wonder? I thought she had no money?
Yes, I am sick.
Is $20,000 at American clinic for good medicine or cancer treatment, only political elite or wealthyncan afford. so we have Obamacare now and it is terrible. I am from Choluteca. I came when Reagan built Soto airbase during Iran Contra, they take our entire coffee plantation, and we got dual residency as children. Honduran here. see my previous posts from 2009. obama/clinton sided with dictator to be, caught red handed with coke, ballots, demo consitution on laptop, we removed him. enough of that we said and maybe you should do same here with Obama. i vote for Romney as he can fix waste. cnn and the WH ignored 200,000 Hondurans protesting in Sula against US intervention on the side of the leftist Zelaya. huge screw up. so Hillary started this and it isnt getting press. spread the word. we evicted Zelaya as the prefered to show 16 guys burning a tire than 200,000 in peaceful protest against zelaya. the factories and jobs were good, USA and european factories. we refused Clinton airspace due to this, the WH unilaterally used ended imports from Hondurans making up reasons why food unsafe, collapsing farm economy. offers from Chinese buyers to work on your land for pennies, as a slave caused initial wave of immigrants, direct result of Clinton getting involved without any idea what was going on. follow this with recession. San Pedro Sula is lie Detroit, except instead of a million Michigan license plates in TX, you have Hondurans. TX should take this as compliment, we know where the jobs are. Ive been here for years as citizen but many of my family came in 2009, have married and gotten jobs and studied, and are here to receive the rest of the family. yes, the immigration policy is like speed on highway, if everyone goes fast, you can only get so many. what would you do to feed your kids? keep them safe? If you do not give Chinese buyer your farm they will illegally take using bank or burn your house, or the gangs will do it paid by them. they kill children. Now Chinese economy on verge of collapse, the remaining factories will close. we arent stupid. now is the time to get out. many vote democratic that I know from ESL class because republican party name is same as Chavez and other communists, but they figure it out. the US has no economically and tax conservative but socially liberal party, so we are torn. we all have businesses, go to church, wants house and car and to pay taxes. we cannot get SSN to pay taxes. during bad economy why throw money for junk cars and bad houses, give us papers and we will buy and pay taxes. we do not understand why politicians anywhere do not apply for job with resume. they are very stupid and make very bad decision if country is a business, they go out of business fast. So we want freedome, defense, family, church but no drugs no gangs, but justice. be gay or go to any church and sleep at night knowning gangs will not shoot your children. let people be free. Obama may give us papers but he will ruin country that is also our future and future of all free people and so we are happy but sad as world has so much disorder now. So clinton and Obama give us papers but cutting off all exports bankrupted our farms, that was mean and caused the start of this in 2009. we will not forget. papers yes, but we never wanted to leave our farms, many for generations. then recession, then Chinese will collapse. like Detroit. Like crap sandwich for us. oh, costa rica does discriminate and Mexico hate us so we are stuck. they allow gangs to extort and rape and rob and kill us. so this is not something you can understand. it is so bad that we risk death for the future in US. so I think we may value what you are losing, freedom, more than many from US. we will carry the flag but many things need fixing here also. do not lose our dream, it is our dream. also, why so many cameras on everything, so much money spending. who can see these cameras who is watching? what would you do for your wife, children and family if faced deathe and disease and living in trash? God sees all and would ask that you love your neighbor because tragedy can happen to any person and we all need help at times. yes we feel bad. it is $3000 sent by family for come to $8000 for coyote. you can ride train but get shot at by Zetas and Sinaloa like cans on a fence. imagine you like that on train. I make $100 or 200 per day here.
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I understand that people have problems, we have enough problems in this country. We would be so much better off helping Honduras and those other country fix their problems than importing hundreds of thousands or millions of their people. Because we cannot afford it.
I think we should spend more time and effort helping those countries than importing their problems here. The money would go a lot farther down there.
But just pumping in money would create corruption. Instead of leaving those countries they should be stirring up anti-corruption revolutions. They need to modernize their economies and it would cost a lot less for us to help with that than bringing those people here.
I think it would benefit all of our countries.
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Yes, we preferred our farms. Nobody wants family scattered all over the globe. But that is what has happened. Please someone ask Hillary and Obama why to impose a 2 year ban on Honduran produce because we rejected interference in our affairs as we handled “dictator prevention”. This would be like Supreme Court and Pentagon removing Obama because he is planning to become permanent president. We have had enough of that and Nicaragua, Cuba, Bolivia, Venezuela...look how bad off their are. We have no interest in being part of the leftist bloc. Even Costa Rica is socialist. Hillary had no business getting in volved in our affairs, we did not ask for help and did not need it. Some 1500 Venezuelans were arrested and deported, they were involved in the red protests, it was not us. A few were, as we have gangs still, but not many. They were paid by Chavez to make riot, call CNN to film. Recession, coffee fungus, now coming Chinese collapse. were after. So we have 4 terrible things in a row happen to us.