When Luisa Orellana-Westbrook hears of the caravan of Central American refugees, children separated from their parents at the border, churches in the sanctuary movement, prejudice limiting immigration and people welcoming newcomers, she understands the fear, uncertainty, trauma and hope people experience.
She identifies, because she and her family left her home village of Cerro Plata, El Salvador, spent two years in hiding and then several months fleeing to the United States after her father, Tanis, was "disappeared" by a death squad. . . . . .