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Case Study: OraliaMrs. Fernandez (age 35), a frequent service recipient [of an agency providing

services to immigrants including legal and immigration help, counseling, and job-finding assistance], lives with her two daughters: (Oralia, age 13, and Mari, age 14). Oralia was escorted home by a police officer after she was found violating curfew hours at a nearby park last night. Mrs. Fernandez complained rather strongly that it is hard enough to be adapting to life without her husband without having the constant bickering between her two daughters. Oralia was alone at the park following a heated argument with her sister. Mrs. Fernandez, fortunately, had just arrived home from her second job when the officer arrived with Oralia; otherwise, she stated, "No telling what might have happened." Both girls attend the same intermediate school and do fairly well. Mrs. Fernandez just accepted a second job (janitorial work in an office building) and is therefore out of the house from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. By the time she returns from work, she expects the girls to have fed themselves, prepared school work and clothes for the next day, and run any errands necessary for the upkeep of their home. Mrs. Fernandez and the girls ride buses to work and school, respectively.

The Fernandez family has experienced financial difficulties before, but their situation worsened after Mr. Fernandez was deported to Mexico some three months ago. He was picked up by "La Migra" (Immigration and Naturalization Service officers) while working at a nearby construction site. Now not only are they having to support themselves, but they also work to save a little each month to help him try to get back to the United States. Mr. Fernandez has found some part-time employment in a border town and is also trying to save enough money to get home...

.[The family has] no other relatives in the community. Mrs. Fernandez and the...girls moved north seven years ago to join Mr. Fernandez. The couple is very proud of the progress of...[the] girls, and their dream is that...[their] daughters can prosper [here].... Both Mr. and Mrs. Fernandez finished primary school (6th grade) prior to getting married. They were both attending an English class prior to his deportation. The family has visited a Pentecostal church in the neighborhood, but is undecided about joining. It was the church pastor who suggested that Mrs. Fernandez contact the agency. He first confirmed that the agency would not inquire about her immigration status or that of the girls.

Mrs. Fernandez agreed to obtain outside help because she feels unable to control the situation. Also, she has begun to get severe headaches, to the point of asking around to see if there is a senora (folk healer also known as curandera). Meanwhile, she is drinking manzanilla (Chamomile) as an herbal medication.


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