Paul* is an English-speaking man from Jamaica who fears returning to his home country because his family is being targeted by a drug kingpin. Alexander*, the drug kingpin, is a former police officer with government connections. In 2008 and 2013, two of Paul’s cousins were killed on Alexander’s orders.
Francis* is a 25-year-old man from Sierra Leone. He fled his home country during the Civil War at age 6. Several of his family members were killed during the war, and he was separated from his mother. Francis came to the U.S. from a refugee camp in Guinea in 2005.
Pascal* is a 42-year-old man from Mexico. He has been living and working continuously in Virginia since 2007, and has built a life and a family in this country. Pascal has a child who is a U.S. Citizen.
Jaden* is an 11-year-old boy from Honduras. Jaden’s father was physically and verbally abusive towards his mother in front of Jaden. His father would become especially violent under the influence of alcohol.
Martin* is an English-speaking 38-year-old man from Haiti. He fled to the United States with his family at 10 years of age after his father quit his job in the Haitian government and government officials set the family's house on fire.
David* and Tomas* are 10-year-old and 8-Year-old siblings from Honduras. Their father and mother separated when the boys were young, due to the father's abuse of the siblings and their mother. Their father would drink excessively and be violent towards their mother, even while she was pregnant.
CHILD FORCED TO JOIN GANG AT AGE TEN MANAGED TO ESCAPE TO U.S. AND FACES TORTURE OR DEATH IF DEPORTED (ELIAS)
Elias* is a teenager from El Salvador who was forced to join a violent gang at 10 years old. The gang regularly beat him and forced him to engage in sexual activity and consume drugs while promoting him through their ranks.
Julian* is 16-year-old boy from El Salvador who fled to the United States to escape persistent harassment and violence at the hands of a gang. Julian was beaten and threatened with death or threats of violence to his family over the course of several months when he resisted the gang’s attempts at recruitment. Julian
Ernesto* is a 12-year-old-boy from El Salvador. When Ernesto's mother was 17 years old, she worked as a housemaid. While working, she was raped by Ernesto's father and became pregnant. After Ernesto was born, his father refused to acknowledge him as his child and neglected Ernesto.
Talia* and Franco* are 15-year-old and 13-year-old siblings from El Salvador. When Talia and Franco were very young, their father abandoned them. Their father never had any relationship with his children and never financially supported them, leaving their mother to be the sole provider.