Ahead of Mother’s Day, New Music Video from Elena & Los Fulanos Highlights the Struggle of Families Separated by Broken Immigration System

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Ahead of Mother’s Day, New Music Video from Elena & Los Fulanos Highlights the Struggle of Families Separated by Broken Immigration System
Washington, DC—As families around the country prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, a new music video from the bilingual folk-rock group Elena & Los Fulanos reminds us that many immigrant mothers will be spending this holiday apart from their loved ones.  The video for the group’s song “Amor Migrante,” features Maryland resident and CASA de Maryland member Rosario Reyes, an undocumented mother who left El Salvador 12 years ago and hasn’t been able to see her son since. The video was produced by Elena Lacayo and directed by filmmaker Ellie Walton, with support from America’s Voice Education Fund, the National Council of La Raza, the National Immigration Law Center, and We Belong Together.
Tomorrow at 1pm Eastern, Rosario will join the lead singer of Elena & Los Fulanos, Elena Lacayo, Andrea Cristina Mercado of We Belong Together, and Lynn Tramonte of America’s Voice Education Fund on a webinar to release the music video and discuss the stories of immigrant mothers in the United States.
WHAT: Webinar to Release New Music Video “Amor Migrante” from Elena & Los Fulanos
WHO:     Elena Lacayo, Elena & Los Fulanos
               Rosario Reyes, Undocumented mother featured in music video
               Andrea Cristina Mercado, Co-Chair, We Belong Together
               Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director, America’s Voice Education Fund (moderator)

 

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