During Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan wore pins bearing the image of seven-year-old Jakelin Ameí Rosmery Caal Maquin, one of the two children to die while in federal immigration custody last December:
— Gabe #DreamActNow Ortíz (@TUSK81) February 6, 2019
@IlhanMN is wearing a button with the picture of Jakelin Caal Maquin, the seven year old girl who sadly died while in U.S Customs and Border Protection custody last year. #SOTU pic.twitter.com/I8xMOxm0Pr
— Maryam (@marnym773) February 6, 2019
Eight-year-old Felipe Gómez Alonzo, who also died that same month, was buried just days ago. His sister recalled some of the last words he said to her: “When he left, he said: ‘I am a little young now, but when I arrive there, I am going to grow up, I will study and look for a job and I am going to send you money and buy clothes for my mom.’” Remember Jakelin. Remember Felipe.