In December, Dora Hernandez was waiting for her son to come home, having prepared him food – eggs and refried beans.
Her son, Jaime Arceno Hernandez, had gone to the immigration court office in Atlanta that morning, like he had done several times since he crossed the border illegally two years ago when he was 16, she said. He, like many unaccompanied minors who were stopped at the border, were given court hearings to try to contest deportation.
As it got later in the day, she kept texting him about why he hadn’t come back yet. Jaime didn’t respond.