Donate to help send Araceli Ramos Bonilla’s daughter Alexa to School
Two years ago Araceli Ramos Bonilla was deported to El Salvador from the U.S. and stripped away from her 2-year old daughter. Her traumatic story was recently reported on the Associated Press. As a mother and a parent, being separated from your child is the worst nightmare one can imagine.
After her deportation, Alexa, her daughter, was quickly put in the foster care system and was soon wrapped up in the complex administrative systems in the United States. Araceli spent a YEAR AND A HALF without hearing from her 2-year old daughter – the U.S. government would not say where she was, who she was with or if she was safe and healthy. For two years, she knew nothing about her daughter (click here to her Facebook video).
But Araceli did not stay silent. She spoke to the press and met with politicians. She did what at that time seemed impossible to get the answers she needed. When she finally received the support of the Salvadoran government and found her daughter’s location, she learned that Alexa had been adopted by two unsuspecting parents in the U.S. Regardless, she had to fight to get her back.
After a long court battle, and negotiations from high-level government officials, Alexa was finally returned home to El Salvador and reunited with Araceli.
Please donate anything you can to help Araceli send her daughter Alexa to school and pay for psychological counseling to deal with the trauma of almost losing her daughter to an unjust process.
Your support will go directly to Alexa’s education to ensure that she has the opportunities she’s been kept from.