NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - 'In The Country We Love: My Family Divided' is actress, and now author, Diane Guerrero's very personal tale of her parents' deportation and her years of longing to see them.
At 14 years old, Guerrero was separated from her parents.
"For years, my parents had been trying to get their documents together, become citizens and to no avail. We lived in fear," said Guerrero.
One day, the 'Orange Is The New Black,' star came home from school only to find her parents unexpectedly missing.
"I was left alone. My neighbors came in. I had friends in the community. They took me in. I was able to stay in high school and eventually go to college and pursue what I wanted to do," said Guerrero.
The long road navigating life was lonely. Her parents had overstayed their visas and since their deportation, 15 years ago, Guerrero has been on her own.
Regardless of what happened, Guerrero was determined to become a successful actress and help bring her parents back to the United States, legally.
"Now that I am an adult, I've connected with different organizations and different lawyers, we'll see what happens," said Guerrero.
'In The Country We Love: A Family Divided' is now available in stores and online.