Calvin Harris, Benny Blanco, and Miguel have joined forces for the video “I Found You / Nilda's Story,” which chronicles the journey of a Honduran woman, Nilda, and her two-year-old son, Keyden, as they traveled from their native country to the U.S.

The powerful visual shows scenes from Honduras, Mexico, Texas, and New York, which were significant markers in Nilda’s journey. The video is part of the launch of Brooklyn Defenders, RAICES, and the ACLU’s new immigrant assistance fund, called the While They Wait campaign, which includes a “call to action to help raise awareness and support for immigrants, particularly those seeking asylum and/or facing family separation.”

There are currently more than one million immigrants—as well as 300,000 asylum seekers—living in the U.S., who are undergoing the proper steps to become legal immigrants. Nilda’s journey is just one of many, many stories.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

i started making this video with @jakeschreier in july... it was originally intended to b for my single “i found you” but we quickly realized that this was far too powerful and important to b just another video... this was bigger than us or any song we were making... we found a strong, beautiful, courageous woman named nilda... her and her son keyden have had a very hard year... over a 10 day shooting period in Honduras, Mexico, Texas and NY, we tried our best to bring u their story... i’m crying as i write this bc most of us get to do a few simple things everyday... wake up in our bed... know where our family is... know that it’s possible to call them, see them, or even touch them... not have to wear an anklet around their foot for 2 years as they await asylum.... and not b petrified to b sent back to a country where u know ur life is in constant danger... nilda and keyden don’t have those luxuries... @calvinharris @miguel and i made a different version of "I Found You" and teamed up with @bklyndefender @raicestexas and the @aclu_socal to create the While They Wait fund and help not only nilda and keyden but all other families who have been displaced and our seeking asylum... they are human beings... they deserve a good life... just like u and i... special thanks to: @scotthech @thisiswatt @tingalayo @phil_peterson LINK TO VIDEO IN MY BIO!!!! for more info: http://www.whiletheywait.org/

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You can watch the video for “I Found You / Nilda's Story” above.