Between last night and now there are cries all over the internet about letting the dead rest in peace. When the reality is that our dead never get to rest in peace.
Take the death of Ana Fernandez, a mujer who lost her life on the DC Metro when it crashed earlier this week. Fernandez, who left behind six children, doesn’t get the benefit of resting in peace. Instead her last name and image has made her suspect in the eyes of many who have begun calling her bereaved family about her immigration status.
Her family gathered outside her Hyattsville apartment Wednesday. A crying woman who identified herself as Ana’s sister said the accusations aren’t true.
“Right now, the whole family is in pain. She was here legally, and all her children are legal. They were born here.”
Now why does a mourning family have to deal with this on top of the pain of loss and helping 6 children who now have no mother? Are the anti-immigrant haters angry that they didn’t get to claim Ana’s life, the way they claimed Brisenia, her father, Marcelo Lucero, Luis Ramirez, José Sucuzhañay?
Image Via / NBC Washington