Girl gives letter to pope, fears her parents will be deported

September 24, 2015 12:12 PM

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Girl gives letter to pope, fears her parents will be deported

WASHINGTON — The delivery of a crayon-scrawled letter to Pope Francis by 5-year-old Sophie Cruz may have been the most memorable moment of Francis' first full day in the United States. But it was no chance encounter.

"Pope Francis I want to tell you that my heart is sad. And I would like to ask you to speak with the President and the Congress in legalizing my parents because every day I am scared they will take them away from me," Cruz told CBS News.

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