A West Michigan mother says she hopes Michigan policymakers will intervene to spare her son from deportation.
Marilú Parra-Velázquez says she brought her son Brandon Reyes to the U.S. from Mexico when he was five.
For him, Grand Rapids is home, she says. He’s active in his community and in his church, and she says he’s a good role model for his two younger sisters, who are U.S. citizens.
“Our family, the suffering we feel,” Parra-Velázquez said at a press conference today near Grand Rapids. She spoke in Spanish.
“Mis hijas lo extraña mucho.”