Her single mother brought her and her sister from Colombia as children, hoping for a better life. While her mother cleaned houses, Luisa “Lulu” Santos and her sister studied, never letting their undocumented status cloud their dreams.
A group of protestors blocked streets outside Miramar, Florida’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office at the intersection of Southwest 29th Street and 145th Avenue. The crowd opposes the Trump administration’s policies.
Immigrant detention is expanding under the Trump administration, increasing the risk of sexual assault in a system where abuse is not uncommon. Two women told us their stories of being sexually abused by guards while under the custody of ICE.
Buena Ventura Martin-Godinez, a Guatemalan seeking asylum who was reunited with her 7-year-daughter at Miami International Airport on Sunday, describes the harrowing journey after the U.S. Border Patrol separated her family.