Jasmine came to the U.S. as a third-grader and describes how East Los Angeles was somewhat similar to life in Mexico City for awhile. Read More »
Category Archives: Mexico-Cent. Amer.
“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” The plaque at the base of the statue of liberty reminds us what this country stands for. As an eight-year-old crossing the border, I ... Read More »
Cindy is from Guatemala and talks about the sacrifices her parents made to bring her to the U.S. Read More »
William talks about the challenge of learning English and not needing to when everyone around you speaks Spanish. He came from El Salvador and hopes to become a police officer. Read More »
Angel talks about selling tamales door to door and what it takes to feel like you are “home.” Read More »
Story by Maria Hernandez English translation of video clip: My name is Maria Hernandez. Hernandez is my marriage name. My maiden name from my hometown is Castañeda. I’m from Las Varas, Nayarit México. This is my youngest child. I have two other ones. I’m 36 years old. My favorite food is Ceviche because of my state….. it’s a ... Read More »
English translation of video clip: My name is Connie Cortez. I’m from Mexico, from Michoacán. My father, who was already here as an immigrant… I come from a town of immigrants. Everyone had to come to the United States because of necessity. My dad came and didn’t see me be born. He knew me through photos until I was 6 ... Read More »