BREAKING NEWS Police identify motorcyclist killed after crash in Paradise Full Story
BREAKING NEWS Butte County receives backlogged COVID-19 data from State Full Story
SEVERE WX : Fire Weather Watch View Alerts

Immigrant Mother Shares Her Story

"Its unfair what he does to the people, because is people. The people who are emigrating are the poorest from over there and they come walking because they don't have money to pay for a bus and they come with kids. Its very hard," said Reyes.

Posted: Nov 2, 2018 12:31 PM

Red Bluff, Calif.-- A Red Bluff woman who made the long trip to the U.S. from Honduras as part of a caravan ten years ago is speaking out about what the journey is like.

Finding strength to overcome adversity is something Aledia Reyes does most each day.

A mother and cancer survivor , Reyes is closely watching news of the South American migrant caravan making it's way towards the U.S.

For her, the events unfolding miles away are personal.

Her thoughts of President Trumps' responses:

"Its unfair what he does to the people, because is people. The people who are emigrating are the poorest from over there and they come walking because they don't have money to pay for a bus and they come with kids. Its very hard," said Reyes.

Ten years ago, Reyes made a similar heart-wrenching decision: escape what she says was a life of poverty in Honduras, and to seek a better life here in the United States.

That choice meant leaving her two children behind with a family friend.

"I left two of my kids in honduras.and I came alone... Because of the poverty and to give them a better life to my kids. It was very hard but also because of fear I couldn't bring them with me. It's a very difficult path," said Reyes.

Still, it is a path thousand of migrants are willing to take - despite the tough stance put forth against illegal immigration by the trump administration.

Reyes says those who choose to make such a long, dangerous and even potentially deadly journey are not criminals, only desperate.

"Its not at easy path, you suffer a lot. You have to endure hunger, cold, a lot of foot pain, your shoes get destroyed. Its really hard," said Reyes.

For Reyes, the American Dream is only partially met - She is here in the United States, along with two children born in the U.S.

But Reyes has since been able to bring only one of her two kids left behind in honduras, to the states.

"My dream was to fight against cancer to see if I could reunite my four kids so if I die I can leave them together, the four here. But thank god I beat cancer," said Reyes.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 559746

Reported Deaths: 10377
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2085634977
Riverside40452799
Orange39641726
San Bernardino35712546
San Diego32330593
Kern23583171
Fresno17290171
Alameda13213208
San Joaquin12303211
Santa Clara11687204
Sacramento10795161
Tulare10475196
Imperial9693244
Stanislaus9665162
Contra Costa9182139
Ventura814689
San Francisco754867
Santa Barbara670469
San Mateo6110120
Marin532779
Monterey529335
Merced501264
Kings445356
Solano402940
Sonoma355647
Madera230239
Placer218620
San Luis Obispo209315
Yolo172143
Santa Cruz12386
Butte10958
Napa104610
Sutter9427
El Dorado7291
San Benito7154
Lassen6380
Yuba6004
Mendocino43110
Shasta41810
Colusa3624
Glenn3603
Nevada3221
Humboldt2824
Tehama2761
Lake2202
Amador1642
Mono1541
Tuolumne1522
Calaveras1471
Del Norte990
Siskiyou930
Inyo893
Mariposa612
Plumas340
Modoc50
Trinity50
Sierra30
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Scattered Clouds
95° wxIcon
Hi: 101° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 95°
Oroville
Clear
98° wxIcon
Hi: 101° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 98°
Paradise
Scattered Clouds
95° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 95°
Chester
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 88°
Red Bluff
Clear
104° wxIcon
Hi: 107° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 104°
Willows
Scattered Clouds
95° wxIcon
Hi: 106° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 95°
Very hot temperatures and the potential for mountain thunderstorms are ahead for your Monday. Temperatures won't be as hot for the middle of this week, but fire danger will be elevated. The heat returns this weekend.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events