“It’s not easy to leave our homes, our roots, our families. We don’t leave because we feel like it but out of great need.”
Cinthya Martinez came to the U.S. to find a job. She wanted to help her mother escape poverty in Mexico. Instead, Cinthya was jailed for a month as part of Operation Streamline. This zero tolerance policy criminally prosecutes unauthorized immigrants, and then places them in deportation proceedings.