Sara Beltran Hernandez is a 26-year-old mother of two from El Salvador who is fighting for her freedom.
According to her affidavit in support of her claim for asylum, back in El Salvador, Sara suffered serious physical and psychological domestic violence, and was sexually abused. Sara also received death threats from a gang leader and gang members who are believed to have killed people in the past.
Fearing for all their lives and unable to turn to the police, Sara fled to the U.S. to seek asylum with her family.
Sara has been detained in U.S. jails since she arrived 15 months ago. Sara is suffering from a serious medical condition which requires immediate medical attention.
As President Trump’s aggressive immigration orders continue, we will fight to ensure that people with asylum claims are given a fair hearing, and that they are not treated like criminals while their cases are processed. We must do everything we can to ensure protection for people fleeing violence, like Sara.
It only takes 5 minutes to help — we must call on the authorities to release Sara to get urgent medical care she needs. Here’s how:
Below is a suggested script:
Hello, I am calling with Amnesty International USA on behalf of Sara Beltran Hernandez, A#: 208-548-384. I am calling to demand that Sara is immediately released on parole, pending the resolution of her asylum claim. Sara fled El Salvador seeking asylum and protection from life-threatening gang violence and domestic abuse. Now she has been held in detention for over 475 days and needs medical attention. Please immediately release Sara on parole and ensure that she receives urgently needed medical attention. Thank you.