Raquel, a 14-year-old Guatemalan, was recruited by Clara to work as a nanny in the Naples area.  When Raquel arrived in the U.S, Clara imprisoned her in her house and ordered Raquel to prostitute herself.  When Raquel refused, Clara sold her for $5000 to a couple who wanted Raquel to carry a child for them.  The husband repeatedly raped Raquel, leading to the birth of a son.

When Raquel was rescued by the police, AI Justice represented her in connection with her cooperation with law enforcement on the prosecution of the couple for trafficking, in securing a “T-visa” for her, and finally in becoming a legal permanent resident.  Raquel was able to go back to school and dreams of becoming a nurse.

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About Us:

AI Justice is an award-winning non-profit law and advocacy firm that protects and promotes the basic human rights of immigrants. In Florida and on a national level, we champion the rights of unaccompanied immigrant children; advocate for survivors of trafficking and domestic violence; serve as a watchdog on immigration detention practices and policies; and speak for immigrant groups who have particular and compelling claims to justice.