KBI Comedor 2

Juan Antonio Reyna Nava, 37, passes a bowl to his wife, Anastasia Gaspar Tolentino, 27, during breakfast at the Kino Border Initiative’s “comedor,” or soup kitchen, on Friday, Jan. 4. The couple, along with their two children, plan to request asylum in the United States

Four months after fleeing their home in El Salvador, the six members of the Meneses family arrived in Nogales, Sonora on Dec. 25 with documents ready to ask for asylum in the United States.

After his family was targeted by anti-LGBT groups in their home country, 27-year-old Javier Meneses said, he found the help of a Los Angeles-based organization called El Rescate, which has since guided him, his parents, wife and sisters through the legal processes to be able to make their asylum cases.

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