Juan: “Most of the people caught up in the raid at New Bedford were indigenous people from Guatemala. We are 99% orphans – our parents were killed in the early 1980’s, when the Guatemalan government targeted indigenous people. We came here because we heard about “human rights” in the United States. I saw the TV news coverage of the raid, with images of people boarding the plane for Texas in shackles, and I couldn’t understand why Immigration would use these tactics.”
Juan’s wife Juana G. spent eight days in a regional detention center until the Bond Fund helped them pay the bond. Now it is easier for her to meet with her lawyer and prepare her case.