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Deported Honduran Father Returns To The United States, Where He Sees His Daughter Die

Deported Honduran Father Returns To The United States, Where He Sees His Daughter Die
Deported Honduran Father Returns To The United States, Where He Sees His Daughter Die

Video: Deported Honduran Father Returns To The United States, Where He Sees His Daughter Die

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A Honduran father who was deported returned to the United States to reunite with his daughter, but he lived through the worst nightmare. With a shackle on his ankle that ICE put on, Manuel Gámez was present at the heartbreaking moment when his daughter Heydi was disconnected from an artificial respirator in a New York hospital. "I read the Bible to him. I know she was listening to me because her face changed,”the father told Univision Noticias.

The man managed to reunite with the 13-year-old teenager, but found her on the verge of death at Cohen Children's Medical Center in Queens. The teenager tried to kill herself and suffered brain death. The young woman - who was left in charge of her aunt Jessica Gámez on Long Island when her father was deported to Honduras - locked herself in her depressed room after learning that her father had been arrested in his third attempt to cross the border and return to the United States..

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The teenager's story is touching. Heydi was abandoned by her mother when she was two months old. Then, at age 9, she came to the United States without papers, running away from the gangs that killed her grandfather, whom she found after the gang members' violent attack.

Heidy dreamed of reuniting with her father, who was able to say goodbye to her before she died. Her aunt who found her dying when she entered her room, hanging from a closet with a telephone cable tied around her neck. "She was so smart that it makes no sense why she made such a decision, such a misplaced decision," her aunt told The New York Times.

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The father obtained a brief permission from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE) to say goodbye to his daughter in the hospital and will appear in a few days before an immigration judge to evaluate her case. Heydi will be buried in a New York cemetery. “We are going to donate your organs so that you can live in other people. I don't want to remember her like that, in that bed, in a coma,”said the father.

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