‘First they beat me, then my son,’ says asylum seeker in Sacramento

Melanie immigrated with her two children from Guatemala to escape gang violence. Now she seeks asylum for her family. (McClatchy is not identifying Melanie and her son by their real names because she fears it could affect their legal case.)
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Melanie immigrated with her two children from Guatemala to escape gang violence. Now she seeks asylum for her family. (McClatchy is not identifying Melanie and her son by their real names because she fears it could affect their legal case.)
Marcos Bretón

Marcos Bretón

Connecting the dots on issues, people and news in the Sacramento region

Follow the caravan, listen to the lies. We’re being played because we want to be.

October 25, 2018 03:55 AM

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Hello, my name is Marcos Bretón, and I'm the news columnist with The Sacramento Bee. What’s a columnist supposed to do? I’m supposed to make you think, make you laugh, make you mad or make you see an issue in a different way. I also write a weekly baseball column during the baseball season. I am a native of Northern California and the son of Mexican immigrants. I’ve been at The Bee for more than 20 years, and I love Sacramento.

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