Transgender Woman From El Salvador Faces Uncertain Future as Asylee in Phoenix

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From experience, Britany knew what to expect if her asylum claim was rejected. She imagined a Boeing 737 was waiting just a few miles from the New Mexico immigration court, just like the one she’d boarded two years ago.

The transgender woman knew that within a five hours’ flight, she would be greeted by the gang members in El Salvador, who themselves had been returned through this same process, and who she’d feared since childhood.
She’d lived through this process in May 2017, and now, in August 2019, she was living it again.

Standing for the judge’s decision in her final hearing during her second attempt at asylum, she prepared for the worst.

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Article URL: https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/transgender-woman-from-el-salvador-faces-uncertain-future-as-refugee-11377305

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