Winning Asylum is Even Harder for Central Americans who Speak Indigenous Languages

“I tried to explain that I would be killed if I went back to Guatemala,” the woman wrote in a translated affidavit prepared by her attorney. “Everyone only spoke Spanish with us. It was very difficult to communicate. No one asked me what language I spoke, much less tried to find someone who could speak Q’anjob’al.” Read more here about the challenges for Central Americans seeking asylum without Spanish language.