SHENA GUTIERREZ WON’T TAKE U.S. BORDER PATROL’S ‘NO’ FOR AN ANSWER

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By Alexa Mencia

Shena Gutierrez’s husband José almost died March 30, 2011.

As the leader of a support network for those affected by the U.S. Border Patrol’s use of force, Gutierrez knows her husband was one of the lucky ones. But after José survived a coma and traumatic brain injuries attempting to cross back into Arizona after being deported, he hasn’t been the same.

“He has multiple personalities now because of the trauma he sustained. I don’t ever know what my day will look like,” Gutierrez said.

“He’s still in danger of deportation. So after everything we went through—all the horrors we went through—they’re still holding it over our heads.”

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