"Is there anyone else in the house?" they asked with a very serious face, their light colored eyes just popping out on us with not much expression on their face.
They were all men wearing dark clothing. "Everyone, sit on the couch!" they ordered. I was frightened and confused, not knowing what was going to happen.
My four sisters and I just sat there with tears in our eyes, stunned as my dad entered through our front door with his hands on his back, handcuffed, with two ICE officers behind him.
The men gruffly told us, "Your dad is being deported. We are taking him with us. You can give him a small bag, but quick."
Realizing that he would not see us for some time my dad rapidly gave us all the advice he could. "Ayudenle a su mama y portense bien, hechenle ganas a la escuela y pronto vamos a estar juntos otravez. Las quiero mucho." His eyes were getting watery as he told us to help out our mom and do well in school. He kissed our foreheads for the last time as they took him away, gone before my mom came back with the bag she had packed.