"To the people of the United States, please help us. We are desperate parents."
A group of adult detainees at an immigration detention center have signed an open letter appealing to the American people to help them be reunited with their children after being separated at the border.
In the letter dated July 15, the 54 detainees at the Port Isabel Service Detention Center in Los Fresnos, Texas, write in Spanish that their children don't recognize their voices anymore, and feel "abandoned" and "without love."
The parents say they are not criminals and came to the United Sates in order to save their lives and those of their children.How bad is it in the countries these families are fleeing? This bad
"We were not prepared for the nightmare that we faced here. The United States government kidnapped our children with tricks and didn't give us the opportunity to say goodbye," they write.