It’s Saturday morning, and the ladies of the Contreras’s own family are busy in Montclair, Calif., making pupusas, tamales, and tacos. They’re running to update the income of José Contreras, who has been held considering that final June at Southern California’s Adelanto ICE Processing Center, a privately run immigration prison.
José’s daughter, Giselle, drives around in a growing old minivan gathering food orders. First, a clinic, vehicle wash, and neighborhood financial institution. Giselle’s father crossed illegally from Guatemala more than two years ago. He worked in creation till sellers picked him up and took him to Adelanto. José languished there for three months without his diabetes remedy, Giselle said. Now, she said, the guards deliver it to him at odd times at some point in the day and night. And ICE agents took his eyeglasses so he can’t study felony documents or write letters, she said.
My aunt tried to take in glasses for him, but they don’t allow us to provide them anything,” Giselle said, guiding the minivan. “They inform us that they give them the whole thing they want.” But as to reclaiming his glasses, “No. … He doesn’t have drinks. Giselle said that her 60-year-old father is scared of being deported and that Adelanto’s controlled international interior is taking a deep depression.