FIRST HAND STORIES FROM THE BORDER ~ Linda Zuba
January 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Evans United Methodist Church
7605 N. 2nd Street
First-Hand Stories from the Border ~ Linda Zuba
Linda explains, ” I didn’t feel comfortable taking pictures of faces but I got a few hands instead.”
“This is Denis. He is 13. He traveled with the caravan from Honduras alone. For months the gang in Honduras tried to recruit him but he refused to join them. He didn’t want to be involved in the horrible things they do. He was scared. They started to threaten his mother and his siblings if he didn’t join and finally they said they were going to kill him for refusing. Others he knew that had refused were killed after being tortured. His eyes filled with tears when he said that he didn’t think he could do anything but run and ask for help in the USA. He is so tired and scared and his eyes are full of sadness. One of many stories that weigh heavy on my heart tonight. Seeking asylum is not a crime.”
Local Attorney, Linda Zuba has recently returned from Tijuana, Mexico, where she volunteered with “Border Angels” assisting those seeking entrance to the United States . This is her second trip to the border.
Sponsored by Rockford Urban Ministries, she will present a program on immigration at the Borders.