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Buried In Silence: How the other half lives

Susana Matta, an unauthorized immigrant, has spent most of her life living in silence — bound shut by the fear of being deported. When the abuse began, Susana found herself torn between the realization of her worst fears and her need for justice.
HCC student shares her trials and triumph as an unauthorized immigrant in the United States.
March 25, 2020

MIAMI — Juan was arrested today, Susana Matta wrote in her journal, shifting in her seat as though uncomfortable with sitting still. This is my worst nightmare and my most joyful dream clashing...

Buried In Silence: Chasing the American dream

Susana Matta, an unauthorized immigrant, fears she will be deported. She has been living in the United States since she was 6 years old and is pursuing an education at HCC.
HCC student opens up about the realities of living as an unauthorized immigrant in the United States.
October 28, 2019

Susana Matta has always been good at keeping secrets.  Since she was 6 years old, her parents told her the slightest slip of the tongue could lead to the end of their livelihood. So, she kept quiet. Her...

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