The front page of the Winston-Salem Journal’s November 27, 2013 edition featured the immigration journey of EMP legal assistant Alejandra:
Charles King turned 19 in a foxhole.
“Or, as we call it in the Marine Corps, a fighting hole,” he said last week, in his house in Winston-Salem. In March 2003, King was the tip of the sword, part of the first assault wave in the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Alejandra Apreza, an orphan, turned 13 in survival mode.
As King was about to get marching orders, she had already headed north. It was November 2002, two weeks after her mother, Glafira Sanchez, had died of a heart attack, she said, sitting across the room from Charles.