SAN BENITO — A woman who was taken in by a San Benito shelter says she and her 10-year-old son fled El Salvador after extortionists threatened to kill her and her family.
Lora is not her real name. She is fearful that her family could be in danger from extortionists if her and her son’s real names are known.
They are part of a wave of undocumented Central American immigrants who are flooding the Rio Grande Valley.
Her journey from El Salvador led her to La Posada Providencia, a shelter that has helped surging numbers of Central American immigrants since last year. She arrived with her son on Thursday… (Click here to continue reading on the Valley Morning Star’s website.)