Flor, an indigenous Guatemalan woman living in Baltimore, is trying to release her nephew’s son, who is in detention. She could face deportation herself to her home country, whose poverty and violence she fled 14 years ago. (Thalia Juarez / Baltimore Sun)

Thalia Juarez Contact Reporter

When Flor was 7 years old, she watched her father get brutally murdered and her mother raped during the Guatemalan Genocide.

“That image stayed with me. And every time I think of it I feel a great pain here,” the 45-year-old K’iche Maya woman said, pointing to her chest. “I’m scared to go