IN THE COUNTRY WE LOVE: MY FAMILY DIVIDED by Diane Guerrero

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The star of Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit “Orange is the New Black” and “Jane the Virgin,” was just fourteen years old on the day her parents were detained and deported while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family.

“In the Country We Love” is a moving, heartbreaking story of one woman’s extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, many of whom have citizen children, whose lives here are just as precarious, and whose stories haven’t been told.

Written with bestselling author Michelle Burford, this memoir is a tale of personal triumph that also casts a much-needed light on the fears that haunt the daily existence of families likes the author’s and on a system that fails them over and over.

Appearances

May 7, 2016| 6:00 p.m.| Busboys and Poets 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, DC 20008

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