The power of Twitter

Before we move on with a new week I want to take a second to celebrate something incredible from last week. 

Last Sunday, I was contacted by a friend of a friend in the Pacific Northwest who was seeking information about a 19 year old Honduran woman who was making a migrant journey through Mexico but had been detained… where, by whom, and for what purpose… it wasn’t clear. 

This is terrifying news as the journey from Honduras to the United States is extremely dangerous. A young woman is unbelievably vulnerable. 

I started asking around with some immigration attorneys I’ve met along the way in TJ who reposted the story, tagging other friends of friends who might be able to help. 

All we knew was her name and that she was last heard of near Puebla. I didn’t expect any news. And if we got news I didn’t expect it to be good news. 

Lo and behold after a couple days we actually found her 1,000 km away, detained by Mexican immigration near the border with Guatemala. 

The absolutely incredible power of Twitter.

Published by Adam McLane

Adam McLane is a partner at The Youth Cartel, co-author of A Parent's Guide to Understanding Social Media, blogger of 10+ years, and a fan of all things San Diego State University Aztecs.

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