To Maria and Rosario
Maria Suarez and Rosario Muñoz, two Latina
survivors of abuse, both recently won release on
parole but were immediately placed in federal
detention because they are not U.S. citizens and
have a prison record. They each mounted a strong
campaign against deportation, but despite the
efforts of their families, advocates and U.S.
Congresswomen, the Department of Homeland
Security has deported both of them to Mexico.
Each will appeal this decision in the future.
For their ability to articulate and transform
their experience of abuse, for their unceasing
fight to win release, and for their courage to
stand up to the Homeland Security office and
assert their human right to stay in this country
with their families, we dedicate this issue to
Maria and Rosario. Bring them back home!