At the same time, police have noticed an alarming drop in 911 calls from an area heavily populated with immigrants and are hearing reports of parents keeping their kids home from school. Other immigrants are said to be selling off their cars and homes and preparing to return to their native countries.
“Ever since my sister was detained, her children have suffered a lot,” Flores said. “They cry and ask about her. I hope that the government can provide her with an opportunity to be with her children again.”