This is the story of Lorena Perez Huerta and Jesse Jesus Perez, who married in Mexico and crossed the border to live with Jesse's family in California at great risk. They worked to provide opportunities for their children and Lorena defeated cancer while…
Ricardo Perez grew up in Tijuana, Mexico, pursuing and eventually achieving his dream of running a horse track to train horses and to marry and start a family. However, his horse track burned to the ground one day, forcing him and his wife to move in with…
Jose-Angel Lombera left Mexico at a young age to escape his impoverished conditions and seek new opportunities. The border crossing was harrowing and traumatic, and once in the States, he had to overcome a learning disability to learn English and adjust…
Rafael Juarez Bibiano moved to the United States from Mexico at the age of 17. During his time in the US, he sought out freedom, both linguistic and physical, by traveling across the country and learning English and the cultures of each region. This…
This is a story about how the narrator's father was suddenly arrested by ICE and deported for being confused with a criminal. The narrator was in elementary school and remembers the struggles the family faced as the father moved through the criminal…
This is the story of Maria Chavarin, who got married at the age of twelve and started a home and business with her husband. When money ran out, her husband worked in the United States through the bracero program and Maria followed him to work the fields…
This story is about Maria Andres, a DACA recipient whose mother brought her to the United States from Mexico when she was young. Life was difficult for Maria and her mother as they adjusted to the culture and strove to make a living. Today, Maria is…
This story is about how the parents of Jesus Balderrama immigrated from Mexico in order to give their children better opportunities. Balderrama recounts the struggles of growing up in poverty and of being an intermediary between his parents and the…
This is the story of Rosa Arteaga, who grew up in an abusive household in Mexico. She grew up taking care of her family amidst her parents' divorce and came to the United States to earn enough to buy a home for her mother and herself in order to reunite…