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the gang told her if she didn’t pay the extortion money they demanded, they would kill her and her young daughter, and make her watch them kill her daughter


A harrowing

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tale from #L4GG’s @mgremb:
Even worse was a mom who came to the US with her daughter “Celia” (not her real name). Her other daughter had been kidnapped by the gang a month ago and never seen again. The gang said Celia was “next,” and threatened to kill the rest of the family, so they left.
It’s taken me a while to write about the time I spent with the Dilley Pro Bono Project at the immigrant family detention center. It’s difficult to put into words the jarring mix of hopefulness and fear, the moms waiting for news and the laughter, crying and sniffles of children.
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