Laura Brache

Laura Brache is a Report for America corps member and covers immigration and the Latino community in Charlotte for WFAE and La Noticia.

Thirty-seven-year-old Marcial is at home and providing again for his family of six. We won’t say his last name because he’s worried about legal repercussions for what he’s about to share. The Guatemalan native spent more than a month in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody, mostly at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia.