Remember Jorge Narvaez and his young daughter, Alexa? Their 2010 videotaped cover of Edward Sharpe’s “Home” eventually garnered 27 million view on YouTube and led to appearances on “Ellen” and “America’s Got Talent.” But, as Jorge Rivas writes at Fusion, the occasion wasn’t exactly a family affair:

In March, Narvaez’s mother [Esther Alvarado] was one of 78 adult individuals who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border to turn themselves over to U.S. Customs and Border Protection and seek asylum from the countries where they were born.

In March, Narvaez released an updated version of the video to bring attention to his mother’s case.  

Read more over at Fusion

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