July 28, 2010
Vol: 17 No: 30


Immigrant family fights to keep it together

By Cydney Gillis / Staff Reporter

The aftermath of being ICE'd

Gena Mejia, center, rescued her son from impending deportation, but her two grandchildren still fear that the authorities could take their father away again.

Photo by Charles Sweney / Contributing Photographer

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It will be five years ago this August that Gena Mejia drove home from work and found two cars parked outside her home in Monroe. She turned down the drive to her house and the cars followed, blocking her way out.

When she pulled up to the house, men with guns and bulletproof vests told her to leave her keys on the dash and get out of the car. They asked her where her green card was and she said she didn’t have one



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