Gualterio Santos found himself in New York 27 years ago as he left the State of Oaxaca, in Mexico, and traveled north to find work. He ended up in the fresh flower business. But a few years later he made a mistake that continues to haunt him today. He accidentally drover over the border into Canada – and U.S. border officials quickly figured out that Santos did not have a visa or any other residential documentation.
Santos was released at the time and he eventually ended up in Santa Ana, CA, where he continued to work in the fresh flower business. In fact fifteen years ago he started a business in Santa Ana, Santos Flowers. Now he is literally fighting for his life as ICE has found him and is trying to deport him – to a country he has not lived in for almost thirty years. Continue reading