Domingo was detained in June of 2008 during an appearance at the Wake County Courthouse for an assault charge. He was questioned about his citizenship because he had gang tattoos that he had covered over years before. He was taken into immigration custody. Linzi was left to care for her children on her own. Unable to support her family alone, she moved in with her mother.
Domingo's papers were approved in November. He was released in February. Linzi's story -- a story of not knowing if Domingo would ever be released -- reflects the uncertainty that thousands face.
Eileen Mignoni is a freelance multimedia journalist. Find out more at EileenMignoni.com.
This account is taken from Voices of Immigration, a campaign of Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CCIR) aimed at highlighting the stories of immigrants in our country. Believing that every person is made in the image of God, we seek to restore the human element to the conversation around immigration reform. Each day this week a new story will be highlighted on God's Politics, with additional ones posted throughout March at CCIR's Web site: www.faithandimmigration.org.