But for Marissa, whose family owns the shop, that fear also turns to frustration.
"What people don't understand is ... they don't see the poverty these people live in (in Mexico)," she said. "They're living in cardboard boxes."
While on a multi-media internship from Utah Valley State College to a television station in Mexico, she was saddened to learn the top editor made only $300 a month and that was with an education.
There are no opportunities in Mexico, she said. That's why people come to the states. They need a way to put food on their family's table.
And even though she's frustrated with the situation, Marissa said she's still a bit scared and asked that the Deseret Morning News not print her last name.
The wave of fear also swept through the Alpine and Provo School districts.
Staff at Canyon View Junior High School, at 625 E. 950 North in Orem, said a few students, who were visibly upset or crying, checked out of school on Thursday. There were slightly more absences than normal for Friday, they added.
Sharon Elementary School in Orem is 50 percent Hispanic and had six students check out Thursday and six students absent Friday because of the raid, said assistant principal Susann Wagner.
"These raids are hard on the kids," she said.
Orem Junior High, with a student population that's 21 percent Hispanic, didn't have attendance problems, but several students wanted to start a petition to free the detainees, said Dennis Bacon, assistant principal. But after talking with the student council, the students decided it would be more productive to write letters expressing support to the detainees and their families, Bacon said.
It's especially frustrating for Castaneda, a legal citizen, whose husband has been approved for legal papers, but is still on the waiting list to get them."Instead of being able to help these people through the system, (we) make it much more difficult," said Ignacio Garcia, professor of history at Brigham Young University who specializes in Mexican American Latino civil rights issues in history. "They're not moving to El Salvador ... (or) Cuba ... (or) Jamaica. Why? There are no jobs there. Every Latino will tell you they came to this country because somebody in their family whispered that there was a job to be gotten here. Our war against undocumented is like our war against drugs. As long as you have this great demand, then you're going to have people coming ... in their search for wanting to make a better life."
Contributing: Deborah Bulkeley
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