An undocumented girl, who was ridiculed by a border patrol officer for crying after separating from her mother, enjoyed her first day of school in the United States.
Alison Valencia, six years old, became one of the protagonists of the "zero tolerance" immigration policy of President Donald Trump, after trying to enter the country near Harlingen, Texas, and being reprimanded by an officer for crying after to separate from his mother.
Heartbreaking audio was released by ProPublica. Throughout the recording, Alison and other children are repeatedly heard screaming & # 39; Mami & # 39; and & # 39; Papa & # 39; moments before the border agent drowns his sobs with a joke.
Alison Valencia and her mother Cindy Madrid meet with the media after being released from two immigrant detention centers in Texas in July
& # 39; Well, we have an orchestra here & # 39 ;, you heard him say. & # 39; What is missing is a driver & # 39;
Finally, he met with his mother a month later, on July 13, after Trump signed an executive order that ends the separation of the children of their parents at the border points. This week she started going to school.
Speaking in Spanish, Alison told Telemundo that she was excited to take her first day of school and wants to learn English. "Today I was very sleepy when I woke up because I only slept half the night," he said.
Cindy Madrid and her daughter Alison Valencia arrived in the United States on June 13 and were immediately separated under Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.
"What excites me the most is being able to go back to school, have new classmates, make new friends."
Valencia and her mother, Cindy Madrid, 29, crossed the Rio Grande in a raft that was operated by a smuggler in what was the last step of a month-long trip trying to escape from the violent streets of El Salvador.
For a six-year-old girl who was already waiting for her first day of classes, she already had a challenging task.
She must memorize her aunt's phone number so that if she were separated from her mother by officials from the US Customs and Border Protection Agency again, she could contact her.
After his first day, he said: "Everything went well and I made many friends," said Valencia. "We ate a lot of things for lunch."
A Salvadoran mother and daughter share a sincere moment exactly one month after being separated and detained in different immigrant detention centers in Texas