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“They were holding a picture of my aunt and uncle...”

“They were holding a picture of my aunt and uncle...”

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided Florinda Bequiri’s home in New Jersey on a cold, dark October morning just before the family rose for school. Florinda and her younger brother were sleeping in the basement of the house where they lived with their aunt, uncle, and cousins, when the stairway filled with police officers.

After living in the United States for 25 years since his arrival from Albania, her Uncle was arrested and detained.  Since then, Florinda has been fighting to keep her aunt and uncle in the country.

Listen to Florinda's account of that morning, and read more about her fight for immigration reform.