Maria Cornelia’s Story

“You’re going to Juarez. That’s all they said. When I heard that, I had no words.”

Grinding poverty and violence drove Maria Cornelia to flee Honduras with her 9-month old and 11-year-old daughter. Her husband and 8- year-old son fled the year before. She hoped to be reunited with them in the U.S., but instead was returned to Ciudad Juarez under the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico policy. As she awaits the outcome of her immigration proceedings, she worries if she’ll ever be reunited with her family.