Immigrants Are Being Held In "Freezers" Before Being Sent To Detention Centers

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### via The Center For Investigative Reporting 

The moment Border Patrol agents swooped in on Claudia and her husband, Marvin, as they tried to sneak across the Rio Grande, the 31-year-old mother of two almost felt relief.

It had been an arduous 18-day journey from their native El Salvador, which they had fled for fear of their lives at the hands – and machetes – of a vicious gang, she said in a recent interview.

But she soon faced a new, unexpected ordeal as she quickly was separated from her husband and locked away with her preteen son and infant girl in cold cells with an ominous name.

“Then they took us,” Claudia said, “to the famous hieleras.”

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  • commented 2013-11-20 15:42:18 -0800
    Horrendous ! The entire Immigrant detention system is inhumane and needs a total overhaul!
  • commented 2013-11-20 07:47:22 -0800
    I am upset that these sorts of events are not being shown in the mass media. Things that mean little get the most attention such as when Myley Cyrus was twerking. Everywhere you would see some reference towards that. While these things are still in the shadows. Barely getting some light.