vilma carrillo

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With all the frustrating updates on immigration policies and Donald Trump perpetually touting his impractical border wall cluttering our newsfeeds, the story of Vilma Carrillo will warm your heart.

However, her story had a horrific beginning.

Carrillo is an indigenous Guatemalan woman who lived with her husband in the U.S. for a year as undocumented farm workers in onion fields and warehouses. While there, she gave birth to their daughter, Yeisvi.

The family returned to Guatemala in 2007 to care for Carrillo's ailing mother. That was when the nightmare began.

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