On November 10, 2018, Spanish-speaking immigration attorney attorney Nancy Arevalo traveled to Mexico, with support from the #L4GG Foundation, to provide legal help to people in the migrant caravan
This is her experience
People got in lines for food. I grabbed a megaphone and strategically went around the facility to talk to people. I talked to them about what to expect, what asylum is, how they could ask, and that they would likely be detained.
I came back to the US the next day.
women raped and trafficked
a family that will only be safe from gangs if one brother kills the other brother
people who refused to sell their vote to the president and now the government wants them dead
a man who was tortured with his brother who died – he showed me multiple scars on his arms and face and his mutilated fingers
survivors of domestic violence
people whose family members were killed by the police
witnesses to crimes perpetrated by the police
Hondureños who had lived in Mexico but were also persecuted there
THIS IS REAL LIFE.
These human beings deserve compassion.
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