Saturday, March 29, 2014

ANOTHER Awesome Narvaez Family Version of "Home"

Back in 2011, I blogged about Jorge Narvaez and his young daughter Alexa, who did an awesome cover of the already excellent song "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes.   
Jorge, Eliana and Alexa Narvaez.  

Jorge and Alexa soared to viral video fame with their version of the song, and it even landed them a spot on the show "America's Got Talent," where Alexa proved to be the most charming young girl in America.

Now the Narvaez family is back, with an addition, younger sister Eliana, who joins the group.  They do another version of that same song.

This version has a new poignancy. According to Buzzfeed, Esther Alvarez, who is Jorge's mother, was deported recently because she came to the United States without papers in 1987.

Buzzfeed said she returned to Mexico a few years back so her husband and son, both U.S. citizens could sponsor her for permanent residency. But her application was deined and she has been away from the family since.

From Buzzfeed

"And so when Jorge, Eliana and Alexa sing: "Home, let me come home/Home is wherever I'm with you," they mean it.

The new video is part of a campaign that aims to reunite at least some of the thousands of families that have been separated by an unprecedent wave of deportations."

There's a Twitter campaign called #BringThemHome which is trying to support people who have crossed into the U.S. from Mexico and are seeking asylum.

Usually, you can't get asylum in the United States unless there are "credible threats" against that person in the country they're trying to leave.

The Narvaez family is circulating a petition to let their grandmother back into the United States.

No matter what you feel about the issue, you'll love the Narvaez family's updated version of "Home"


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