Author: SC

Juana Tobar Ortega

EN – Juana Tobar Ortega is a mother of four and grandmother of three who lives in Asheboro, North Carolina and had worked as an upholstery sewer technician in High Point for 23 years....

Francisca Lino

EN – Francisca Lino came to this country in 1999. She had two small children and wanted to give them a better life since their father had abandoned the family. She was detained at...

Ingrid Ecalada Latorre

EN – Ingrid Encalada Latorre, migrated to the US 2000 in search of the American dream escaping the poverty and corruption of her birthplace in Peru. Her trip to America was extremely difficult and having...

Vicky Chávez

EN – In 2014, Vicky Chávez fled domestic abuse and violence in her native Honduras to seek asylum in the U.S. She came to Utah to be with the rest of her family who were...

Rosa Sabido

EN – Rosa Sabido came to the U.S. from Mexico in 1987 and received approval for an application for permanent residency in 2006. She is completely bilingual and speaks English fluently as if she’s...

Rosa Gutiérrez López

EN – Rosa Gutiérrez López came to the U.S. in 2005 from El Salvador. Rosa established a family in the U.S. including becoming a mother. Rosa entered sanctuary at a church in Maryland in...

Miriam Vargas Rodríguez

EN – Miriam Vargas Rodriguez came from Honduras to the US in 2005, and said,, “It was a decision because of safety and a terrible life. There is much violence in my country and no...

María Merida

EN – María Merida came to the United States from Guatemala in 1994. She has worked and paid taxes since 2000. Her husband and her oldest son were deported several years ago. María came...

María Chavalán Sut

EN – María Chavalán Sut is an indigenous Mayan Kaqchikel woman from Guatemala who survived horrible atrocities as a child during her country’s civil war during which more than 200,000 were massacred, kidnapped, or disappeared...

Lucio Pérez Ortiz

EN – Lucio Pérez Ortiz came to the U.S. as a 17-year-old new father from an indigenous agricultural town in Guatemala that had been traumatized by the civil war. He moved to Delaware where he...