#Bringthemhome: Disagreement and parental love behind Dreamer’s plight

Mojado Citizen

Marco Saavedra’s dad is torn by the path his son has taken and wishes he could come back to the family business in The Bronx.

Antonio Saavedra wishes good luck and says goodbye to the voice of his son Marco at the other end of the line, then hangs up the phone one last time, and comes out of the pantry to continue with the daily work at his restaurant in The Bronx.

Marco, ‘el hombre de la casa’, the man of the house, is away on a mission his dad does not fully understand but reluctantly supports.

“Why is he gone?” Don Antonio asks. “He says this is the only way he can help people. I tell him that in order to help people he has to have his own, to look after himself first. I would love to see him get a job and start working.”

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