Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ignacio Mesa Viera

Country of origin: Mexico
The digital counter ticked down the remaining minutes of Ignacio Mesa Viera's dialysis treatment. 0:03, it read – three minutes to go. For all he knew, that treatment on a recent Wednesday could have been his last. He expected the U.S. government to deport him to his birth country, Mexico, the next day. "They don't understand," said the 50-year-old former tractor driver. "They are playing with my life."
To read the rest of the story of Ignacio Mesa Viera and his family, go here.

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