In 2009, Francisco’s family called the police in response to the robbery of a relative. When the police arrived, they impounded Francisco’s car due to an alleged parking violation. He was arrested by immigration enforcement officers some days later while attempting to recover the vehicle. Francisco spent a month in immigration detention, during which time his wife, Sarai, and small children were completely on their own.
Sandra was born in Hermosillo, Sonora (Mexico). She came to the United States in 2002 in search of a better future for her young family. Sandra and her three children–Eleazar (24 yo), Karla (18 yo), and Seo (21 yo)–then 12, 6, and 9; were imprisoned in an immigration detention facility for three days in 2010… read more