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Marta is a member of the support community for Central American refugees arriving in the southwest US. In this interview, Marta shares her own story of crossing the border at a young age with her daughter and her life in the US. Marta was self-employed for many years and later went on to serve in the US Army in Iraq. For the last 9 months, she and her husband Israel and son Josue have worked tirelessly to help make sure the current refugees arriving are cared for after they are released from detention centers and begin their lives in the United States.
Marta shares her perspective on the current refugee crisis in the United States. She speaks of how things have changed since she entered the country and how difficult it is to find any legal path to entry into the US, let alone citizenship or residency. Marta and her family make it their life’s work to help others start a new life and enjoy the privileges they have now gained.
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