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…
Caren Cazares was born in 1995. Both of her parents had immigrated to the United States from Mexico. She reflected on the impact of her mother on her life, especially as she was graduating from college in Minnesota.
Alfonso Tinoco was born in 1999 in Uriangato, Mexico. In 2012 he moved to the United States with his mother and father. After a short time in Missouri, the family moved to Ohio. Though he spent his first two years in ESL courses, Alfonso moved into AP…
Alma Price was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1976. After the death of her husband she decided to move to the United States with her two children. She now lives in Anchorage, Alaska.
Antonio Gutierrez was born in La manzanilla Jalisco,Mexico on January 17,1951. At the age of 16 he was forced to immigrate to Californa. There he met and fell in love with Anna Wildman. This story was created by Emily Ramirez, a student at Berkeley City…
Angelica Garcia was born in Cuichapa, Veracruz, Mexico in 1977. She moved to the United States with her husband without knowing much English. In 2014 she began taking English classes at Second Start.
Hillary Arias Rangel was born in Tarímbaro, Michoacán, Mexico in 1998. When she was three years old, she and her grandmother moved to Minnesota to join her parents, who had lived there since Hillary was a year old. Hillary stayed in Minnesota until she…
Diana Ortiz was born in San Francisco, CA, in 2001. When she was six months old, her mother sent Diana to live with her grandparents in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Diana lived there until 2009, when she moved back to the United States.