Many of you have seen this child’s face on posters, in newspapers, and on this site. This is Baby Tomasa, a young child of New Bedford who was pulled into the maelstrom of America’s immigration debate after the raid on her parents’ place of work this winter. We had the pleasure of meeting little Tomasa, her mother Dominga and her two brothers at the Children’s Hearing in DC last week. Her father could not be with us because he is still being held in detention.
Many who have seen Tomasa wonder what the story is behind her look of terror in this picture. Well, Washington post has put together a wonderful article and slideshow HERE