In the early days of 2016, the federal government began immigration raids of families and children, many of whom came to the United States while fleeing persecution and violence in their home countries. Many of these raids have been occurring in Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas. As a result of the raids, seven families who have been detained wrote a collective letter to President Obama's administration, describing what they have experienced. It is reproduced below. The original, and the original letter in Spanish, can be found at https://www.raicestexas.org/blogs/50.