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Q&withA Cara

Santana | By: SHELLEY MOZELLE and JOSH SANCHEZ photography by: KAREN ROSALIE |

Shelley Mozelle: You are promoting “Social

Bazaar Magazine. We just want to get the message

Awareness” on your social media and through this

out there from a different perspective.

trip to El Paso. SM: So give us your tough, honest opinion about Tell us more about why you are so passionate about

what you know is going on right now?

some of these social issues and what you are doing to help promote change.

CS: I think it’s fundamentally anti-American, I think it’s inhumane … it’s an outrageous act against these

Cara Santana: I think we are at an impasse as a

children and their families. Do I believe that we

culture, as a community, as an American people. I

need to have border policies? Absolutely. Do I think

started feeling so hopeless and helpless as it related

that we need to know who’s coming in and out of

to all of the images of the immigration crisis and

our country? Absolutely. Do I think that punishing,

the separation of the families … I offer a unique

prosecuting,

perspective. I grew up in a border city, I know women

from each other is the way to go? Not by a long

who have crossed over, I know these families, I

shot. I don’t have the answers and I don’t want to

know these children, and I know the community

pretend to speak on what I think that reform should

of El Paso has always embraced Mexican citizens.

be, because it is a robust issue. There are people

I want to bring an unbiased social awareness to

that we have elected and entrusted to find those

people who look to me somewhat as a public figure

answers and those solutions so I turn to them.

in the US, and I want to bring awareness to what is

Mexican citizens crossing over seeking asylum,

going on. I’ll also be writing an article for Harper’s

they deserve to be treated with respect to have the

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jailing,

separating

these

families

The City Magazine August 2018  

Our August issue centers around the growth and development of El Paso. At The City Magazine, we celebrate all of the good things happening i...

The City Magazine August 2018  

Our August issue centers around the growth and development of El Paso. At The City Magazine, we celebrate all of the good things happening i...