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Yeah, so I forgot to mention that I'm on a cruise so there won't be any posts for a week. The upside is that I have a criminal amount of free time, so I'm going to whip out a few posts for posting later.

Highlights so far :

We arrived at our cabin and the default arrangement is the worst possible. I would break out MS Paint and show you, but it's really not that important. We skipped the "mandatory safety drill" to pass beds over each other in the tiny room and totally rearranged the room. I may have found my passion - I'm totally awesome at rearranging cruise cabins.

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On Sara Alina

In Tijuana, Mexico part of the fence separating the United States and Mexico is the home to makeshift tents where people live, stuck between two countries. The area is far from pleasant; trash surrounds the area, driven there by the sewage that runs through the nearby Tijuana River channel. The smell is overwhelming and makes it tough to breath, and even harder to imagine how any human could live here. Yet, an estimated 4,000 people call this area home, a stretch known as “El Bordo,” or “the border”. The area is inside Mexico, just outside the city limits of Tijuana.

A person residing in the area named Fernando Miranda has nowhere to go and no place to call his own. Miranda was born in Mexico, and 25 years ago he illegally immigrated to the United States, the country where he worked and prospered, where his children were born, educated and given better opportunities. Miranda was sent back to Mexico in 2011, one of 2 million people who have been deported since President Obama took office. Last year, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement removed close to 369,000 undocumented immigrants — most from Mexico and Central America — from the United States.

When they arrive back in Mexico, they have no form of identification, no money, and usually just the clothes on their back. I understand that they came in to this country, but improvements need to be made for immigration reform. We can’t keep breaking up families.

–Love Sara Alina

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