Oral History with Perla

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Oral History with Perla

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In this interview, Perla reflects on a trip to Mexico where criminals planted drugs in her car without her knowledge. She was arrested, and shares the challenges of being detained for a year by ICE. Having grown up in Illinois, she had never met asylum seekers, a humbling and informative expereince. Perla was in detention during the outbreak of COVID and describes the negligent response by authorities despite her underlying health conditions. She also describes her life after detention, including her lingering fear of immigration enforcement and her resentment of how the US treats migrants and asylum seekers.

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DETAINED

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DETAINED

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DTD_OH_008

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DETAINED, “Oral History with Perla,” DETAINED, accessed June 16, 2024, https://detained.digitalscholarship.library.arizona.edu/items/show/33.

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