Conditions were so bad in detention that Edwin even agreed to being deported before Immigration Equality took his case. Thankfully his attorney was able to reassure him, and Edwin won asylum.
One of the youngest members of the Trans-Gay Migrant Caravan that arrived at the U.S border in the summer of 2017, Edwin spent his 20th birthday in the Hudson Detention Center in Kearny, New Jersey.
Edwin survived years of abuse, torture, and multiple gang kidnappings in Honduras; but the nearly 10 months he spent detained in the United States were some of the hardest of his life. Conditions were so bad that he had even agreed to be deported before Immigration Equality took his case.
Thankfully, his Immigration Equality attorney was able to reassure him that his case was strong, and in May 2019 Edwin won asylum and was released from detention! Today, he is starting is his life over in Texas, focusing on building skills, including improving his English by taking a language class.