Renata Teodoro, who lives in Boston and is a student at UMass Boston, spoke with WBUR’s All Things Considered host, Sacha Pfeiffer. Renata reunited with her mother, Gorete Borges Teodoro, who was deported in 2007, at a massive steel fence at the United States-Mexico border.
The moment was meant to draw attention to immigration reform, and a photo of that emotional moment was captured by The New York Times.
Listen to Renata’s interview Boston Woman In Border Reunion Photo-Gone-Viral: ‘This Wasn’t Us Acting’
Read the NYT’s article Immigrants Reach Beyond a Legal Barrier for a Reunion