The Guatamalan Migrant Shot in The Head Could Have Been Me

By Aura Hernández

I was in the kitchen when I began watching a video on Facebook of a woman screaming that the Border Patrol had shot a young woman in the head. I soon learned the young woman was a paisana of mine – both of us from Guatemala – and that she had been killed while crossing the same border I’d traversed years ago.

“They killed her!” the woman filming the video screamed in Spanish. I felt powerless while I watched; there’s nothing you can do in that moment, even though the video is live. Read More.

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