Advocate staff photo by ANDREA MABRY --Maria Sabillon and Ivan Bordales pose for a picture with their children Michael, 13, and Yerlin, 17, in their home in Kenner on Thursday August 7, 2014. Michael and Yerlin swam across the Rio Grande last year to join their parents in the U.S.

I would like to commend The Advocate’s recent article on the Sabillon-Bardales family’s immigration situation. The article really illuminated the humanistic exigency of the immigration crisis and showed a family of faces to why we need urgent immigration reform. I hope that The Advocate continues to print important stories like this one.

Allison Padilla-Goodman

director, Anti-Defamation League South-Central Region