A detainee from Mexic has been ordered to be deported by the judge. He knows no one in Mexico. He has been in the U.S. most of his life living on the streets. His mom was physically abusive and he never felt loved. His dad left when he was a baby. He's been on his own must of his life. He chokes back the tears as I sit listening to his sharing.
Stories like this are a dime a dozen if you're in the right place to listen. No doubt, people like them and myself should have never committed crimes. There are no excuses. However, there are motivating factors.
With compassion, changes are possible.