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…
David Lenzi moved to the United States from Canada as young man for better educational opportunities in the scientific communities. He embraces the US's diversity and believes that distinctions shouldn't be made between immigrants and "natives" (except…
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…
Cierra Skyers came to the United States from Canada in 2012 to pursue college soccer opportunities. She has formed many relationships in the US and is planning to stay and become an educator. She feels that it is important to clarify misconceptions…
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…
This is the story of Maria Arteaga, who grew up in Jalsico, Mexico, and who overcame the tragedy of two siblings perishing in a fire and one from poisoning. After being educated in a Catholic school, she became a teacher and met her eventual husband, with…
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.