The officers had taken away Camila’s daughter, Sofia, at the detention center. She asked the officials about her daughter, but they were no help. Camila sought out legal aid resources who were working on behalf of detained immigrants, and they were finally able to locate Sofia at a juvenile center in another state.
As she was walking into the center with the woman from legal aid, Camila spotted Sofia’s stuffed teddybear on the floor on the other side of a barbed wire fence. She knew she was about to be reunited with Sofia, and her eyes filled with joyful tears.
Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt. Photo credit: Boudewijn Huysmans.