Santos Chaj is a former detainee at the PolyCon Corrections ICE detention centre. She is portrayed by Melinna Bobadilla. Chaj appears not to be fluent in any language besides K'iche.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Chaj was shown to be a desperate woman. She is shown to be highly emotional as well as a skilled herbologist. Chaj is timid and often seen to be quite scared of her surroundings.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Before Captivity[edit | edit source]
Before Chaj was caught, she attempted to leave Guatemala with dozens of other hopeful migrants in the back of a truck who must pay to cross the border. Chaj and her husband reveal they have no money to the men who control the operation. It is then revealed Chaj was raped by one of the men and then let into the country, resulting in an unwanted pregnancy. Some time after this, Chaj was found by ICE and detained. ("God Bless America")
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Romantic[edit | edit source]
- Miguel (husband) - Chaj and her husband attempted to cross the border together without being able to pay the toll required.
Friends[edit | edit source]
- Natalie Figueroa - Fig notices Chaj is incapable of speaking English, and defends Chaj to the ICE guards, explaining that it is unfair for her to stay in the camp without a translator. Fig arranges for a translator to be found, and acts sympathetically towards her when she discovers Chaj does not want to keep the fetus she hoped to terminate by drinking her parsley remedy. Fig, contemplating pregnancy herself, explains to her doctor she is already 9 weeks pregnant, but wishes for an abortion. The doctor gives Fig a pregnancy terminating pill which Fig retains and gives to Chaj.