Hayti Alvarado, 26, holds her son Esteban, 3, as her daughter Gabriella, 11, cries in fear after being detained near the Rio Grande River. The Alvarado family had to flee their country after Gabriella was threatened at school.
Hayti Alvarado, 26, holds her son Esteban, 3, as her daughter Gabriella, 11, cries in fear after being detained near the Rio Grande River. The Alvarado family had to flee their country after Gabriella was threatened at school. Carolyn Cole Tribune News Service
Hayti Alvarado, 26, holds her son Esteban, 3, as her daughter Gabriella, 11, cries in fear after being detained near the Rio Grande River. The Alvarado family had to flee their country after Gabriella was threatened at school. Carolyn Cole Tribune News Service

Taking their kids away at the border is heartless — and won't stop desperate parents

June 07, 2018 02:51 PM

Opinion: Fabiola Santiago

Fabiola Santiago

@fabiolasantiago

Columnist Fabiola Santiago was born in Cuba. She was exiled to the U.S. in 1969 on one of the historic Freedom Flights. She has been a Herald reporter, editor and opinion writer since 1980.