51-year-old Rocio Rebollar Gomez was desperate to make a better life for her kids. Since 1988, she has entered the United States three times illegally, once while pregnant to be reunited with her other children in America.
Gomez awoke that Thursday morning to racist and hateful graffiti sprayed on the fence of her home.
“Last night, they vandalized our home. They put a message of racism, of hate,” Rebollar Gomez said, fighting back tears. “And, well, I don’t understand what is the – it’s incredible to me that in this century there are those feelings out there.”
The mother – whose son serves in the U.S. Army – still had a glimmer of hope as she hopped in the car and headed to court.