Jasmin

Sonia with Jasmín in Florida September 2014.

Sonia with Jasmín in Florida September 2014.

Jasmín stands in front of the White House in June, 2013. She was in Washington D.C. attending a conference for school safety volunteers.

Jasmín stands in front of the White House in June, 2013. She was in Washington D.C. attending a conference for school safety volunteers.

Each day, Jasmín would don a reflective belt and help her fellow elementary school students cross the street and arrive safely to school.

Each day, Jasmín would don a reflective belt and help her fellow elementary school students cross the street and arrive safely to school.

Jasmín during a 2013 trip to Miami with her family.

Jasmín during a 2013 trip to Miami with her family.

Jasmín with younger brother Daniel Enrique, 2013.

Jasmín with younger brother Daniel Enrique, 2013.

Jasmín during a 2013 trip to Miami with her family.

Jasmín during a 2013 trip to Miami with her family.

Enrique's paternal grandmother María stands in front of her Tegucigalpa home and holds Jasmín in 2003.

Enrique’s paternal grandmother María stands in front of her Tegucigalpa home and holds Jasmín in 2003.

María Isabel and her daughter Jasmín in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

María Isabel and her daughter Jasmín in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

Jasmín and her mother María Isabel in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

Jasmín and her mother María Isabel in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

Jasmín plays outside her maternal grandmother's home in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

Jasmín plays outside her maternal grandmother’s home in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

Jasmín in 2003 in Tegucigalpa.

Jasmín in 2003 in Tegucigalpa.

Jasmín views photos of her father in 2003.

Jasmín views photos of her father in 2003.

Enrique's daughter Jasmín, 3, in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

Enrique’s daughter Jasmín, 3, in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

 

Updates

small OPED Photo_Page_1 Sonia Nazario’s latest opinion piece was featured in the New York Times Sunday Review February 26, 2017. Child refugees who come to this country alone from Central America have won special, deserved protections. Now those protections could be stripped away. Her story describes why this is wrong.

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