“As I crossed the desert I could hear my breath faintly start slowing down step by step. The heat was unbearable, and the only thing that kept me going was the desire to see my little boy once again.”
Eduardo Hernandez, who said the above words, was deported to Mexico almost three years ago when he had his papers removed from him by a judge in the Logan Justice Court in 2012. Before his departure he spent some time in Logan’s Cache County jail, and in February of 2013 he was deported.
“Once I heard the words of the judge everything went quiet,” Hernandez said, “Everything around me was mute. I hadn’t realized how much I had messed up until that moment. I knew I would probably never see my little boy again. I felt as if I was drowning. Man, had I messed up.”
"The only thing that kept me going was the desire to see my little boy once again."