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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.

Yacob Reyes, Editor-in-Chief

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 together. The walls of the Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center were devoid of life. All the same, Su...

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.

Yacob Reyes, Editor-in-Chief

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 friends would often ask why she was so hesitant to partake in their reckless endeavors — why she ...

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