As an intensive care unit nurse, Urooj Alavi said she has witnessed the tributes local communities have made to honor her and other health care workers leading the charge against the.
But Alavi said she does not want more parades, fly-overs or signs. She wants the U.S. government to release her husband from immigration detention and allow him to stay in the U.S. with their children.
“Let me keep my family together,” Alavi, a U.S. citizen and resident of Anaheim, California, told CBS News. “Halt his deportation.”