JUPITER, Florida – The story of Víctor Chávez and his wife Matías ‘Maty’ Muy could well represent the American Dream.
He fled the violence of war in Guatemala as a teenager. Years later, she crossed Mexico and came to the United States in search of a better life. They met, fell in love, started a family and opened a tire repair shop.
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They live in a two-bedroom house with a dog and fruit trees. Their biggest treasure is Jimmy, 13, an only child who excels in science and plays the violin.
Everything would have been perfect, if not for the couple’s failure to legalize their immigration status. On March 8, their nightmare began during a routine appointment with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Now,