RGV (KFXV) — We begin tonight with a local story that’s gone international. A mother’s testimony reveal the story of her 4 year old daughter being shot while trying to to cross the border to the united states for a chance at a better life.
The girl was rescued and cared for here in the Rio Grande Valley. Now her story is being heard around the world in hope that what happened to her won’t happen to anyone else with the same dream.
In tears and remembering the still very vivid images of that day this immigrant mother from El Salvador tells her story.
Her 4 year old daughter was shot by armed man robbing the train when they were traveling to the U.S.
After the thieves fled, the train conductor took the little girl and her mother to a local hospital.
Only to later end up in the same deplorable conditions in a stash house.
This mother’s testimonies is now part of a campaign called “No Ae Arriesgue” or “Don’t Risk Your Life” broadcast in countries like El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.
This is not the first time an incident here at home breaks international barriers. There are thousands and thousands of immigrant stories still to be shared. Just this fiscal year more than 400,000 apprehensions were conducted in our southwest sector.