& # 39; It's not east to be here without her & # 39 ;: heartbreaking moment 14-year-old American girl fighting hospital-only leukemia, begging officials to return her undocumented mother to the US after she got divorced were at the border
- Ixcell Perez receives leukemia treatment at Duke University Hospital
- The 14-year-old girl was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, when her mother's temporary visa expired
- That is why she is a citizen of the United States and has a passport
- Ixcell and her mother Dalia Perez moved to Chiapas, Mexico in 2010
- By order of a doctor in Mexico, Dalia appeared at the Tijuana border crossing because she had to take her daughter to the United States to save her life
- Dalia and Ixcell spent two days in a cell while US border patrol officials reviewed her visa application before it was denied
- Ixcell would later cross California and fly to Raleigh with her uncle, Dalia & # 39; s brother
A 14-year-old girl hopes that immigration officials in the United States will show her some sympathy and let her mother stand beside her while she goes through her leukemia treatment alone in a hospital in North Carolina.
Ixcell Perez was born in Raleigh and moved with her mother to Chiapas, Mexico, where she has lived since 2010.
Four months ago, Dalia Perez tried to cross San Tijuana, Mexico, Mexico, on the advice of a doctor, to save her daughter's life.
Ixcell Perez (photo) receives leukemia treatment at Duke University Hospital while her mother waits to see if American immigration officers allow her to enter the country and look after the 14-year-old American girl
Dalia Perez (photo) gave birth to her daughter Ixcell while she lived in North Carolina with an expired visa
Dalia spent two days in a facility of the US border patrol and shared a lightly passed mattress with her daughter, while the teenager became increasingly ill due to the cold conditions in the cell before immigration officers denied access to the concerned mother.
& # 39; I made a statement and asked if I was looking for political asylum, if someone was trying to kill or prosecute me & # 39 ;, says the distraught mother in a video on the Solidarity Now website, an association with families work and persons affected by immigration laws.
& # 39; I said: & # 39; No, the only reason I want to enter the United States is my daughter's illness. She has leukemia and I brought all the papers. & # 39; The official just said: & # 39; That's good. I don't need to see her papers. & # 39; So that was it, that's how I left myself. & # 39;
Dalia remembered she was brought out before the border guards told her: & look up and pray to God that he will take the cancer. & # 39;
Border Patrol officials at San Ysidro's California entry port have twice rejected the Mexican mother of a 14-year-old American girl who has been admitted to a hospital in North Carolina being treated for cancer
Dalia (photo) and her cancer-stricken daughter spent two days locked up in a Border Patrol facility, and after she was denied access, officials told her: look up and pray to God that he will take the cancer away. & # 39;
According to The Charlotte Observer, Dalia and Ixcell would eventually return to the San Ysidro Port of Entry that connects Tijuana and San Diego. The affected child was picked up by her uncle, her mother's brother, and flew to his home in Raleigh and was subsequently admitted to Duke University Hospital, where she is now in her third month of treatment.
From her hospital bed, Ixcell pleaded for US immigration officials to return her mother to the United States, where she lived with an expired temporary visa until she decided to return to Mexico.
& # 39; This is about my mother, & # 39; said Ixcell recently in Spanish.
& # 39; I want her to come and take care of me. Because I need her. It is not easy to be here without her. It's not easy to have her that far away. & # 39;
The tearing girl, whose cancer is in remission and is expected to be treated for two and a half years, added: & I had not prepared myself to be without her. Yes, I want her to be her who takes care of me. & # 39;
A returned 14-year-old American girl (photo) fights leukemia in a hospital in North Carolina while her mother waits for US immigration officials to give her permission to travel from Mexico to be by her side
While she hopes to be reunited with her mother, bilingual volunteers from the local community have worked to help fill that family emptiness.
The Charlotte Observer reported that the American representative David Price (D-NC) had offered to bring Dalia to Ixcell's bed and sent a letter to US Customs and Border Protection on July 23, stressing that the mother had no asylum and wishes only wishes to take care of her daughter while receiving cancer treatment.
Dalia tried again on July 27 to cross the border with an immigration lawyer and was asked to leave the San Ysidro border entry building after two hours of interrogation.
DailyMail.com contacted CBP for comments.
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