At the Border
May Day LA 2014
“You have to be comfortable with painful reality before you can help do something about it”

May Day, LA 2014

May Day, LA 2014 
By Sandra Jara



Earlier this week more than 30 young people who grew up in the U.S. without papers turned themselves in to immigration authorities with hopes of being granted asylum. Many were deported, while others returned when their family members were forcibly removed.

Jaren Rodriguez Orellana, 20, literally had to go back to the most dangerous city in the world, San Pedro Sula, Honduras. He’s been stabbed, his house has been shot at and he’s been threatened with murder if he doesn’t pay gangsters $250 U.S. dollars each month.

He was the first person in the group to enter immigration custody.

Want more on this story? Visit to read “Deported Dreamers Fleeing Violence Fight to Come Home.”

Help us Bring Jaren and the 150 other families home!

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