Editor's note: Last summer I received a letter from FBM, detained at Krome North Service Processing Center since April, and posted his story on July 16th. Recently, I received this Christmas note from him. Translations appear below. FBM's message is a poignant reminder that behind the barbed wire fences of our country's immigration detention centers are men, women and children who refuse to relinquish their dreams of freedom and safety.
"Stair" words: Faith, Patience, Peace, Love, Humility, Humble, Courage, Perseverance, Believe, Vision, Trust, Positivity, Recognition.
From bottom to top:
Hello, how are you? Just wanted to wish you Happy New Year 2020. May the eternal keep you.
Happy New Year to all. May the eternity bless you, that it still gives you the strength to work.
Proverbs 22: The man who has a generous eye will be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.
Time is not against us but time is for us.