BENEFITING: Freedom For Immigrants
Victor Perez just turned 23 years of age and has been detained the longest of all those detained at the Adelanto detention center in California: 3 years & 6 months.
He holds three jobs at Adelanto. He works in intake making bed rolls for new arrivals, he works sweeping and mopping in the evenings, and he also works as a barber. Regardless of how much he works through out the day, he only gets paid a dollar a day.
He tries to keep himself busy to avoid mental health problems. He is currently living with PTSD, chronic depression, & anxiety. Victor is a talented visual artist and draws detailed illustrations from within Adelanto. Before he was picked up by ICE, he was working as a truck loader for the 99 cents store.
He is only able to see his family every once in a while due to their lack of access to transportation. His mother is trying really hard to raise the money for the bond but she is only able to work a few hours a day because she takes care of her other children during the day.
Victor is an asylum seeker and qualifies for a U-visa. He is in an appeals process with the 9th circuit. Victor is dedicated to his family, constantly worrying about his siblings and his mother. He saves up from his work to buy them gifts. Both Victor and his mother dream of a time in the future when they will be reunited and able to heal and enjoy simple things in life together, such as visiting the beach. Please support Victor's freedom!
Read more of Victor's story here!