Category Archives: Came from

1998

  At the height of dot.com boom with Margaux 8 months old landed in SF with 103 F fever, hand and mouth and foot disease nowhere to stay, no family PhD in pocket came to do a post-doc in HIV research ended up with post-partum depression and a divorce From Belgium been here 15 years thought I would only stay ... Read More »

Adriana Garcia

  Ms. Garcia was born in San Jose, CA, but tells how the family moved back to Mexico hoping to stay there on a small farm they cultivated.  A drought made it impossible to stay on the farm in 1985 and they returned to the U.S.   Read More »

Maria and Juan

Maria and Juan are two people who work for a local nursery. “We do it all: weeding, picking, making flower bouquets,” she said. They have worked for the same farm for twenty years now. She explained, “If you work here you pay less rent. Other people in town pay a lot more for houses that are in really bad condition.” ... Read More »

Undocumented Undergraduate

In this season of my life, I am a freshmen undergraduate student at a university in California. Like the typical undergraduate, I live in a dorm room and often stay up ungodly hours of the night typing away term papers like the rest of them. At my university, I am just your average nineteen-year-old, freshmen girl fulfilling her educational requirements. ... Read More »

Patricia Diaz

  Patricia shares the immigration story of her parents and talks about the values her father stressed.  She is Executive Director of SIREN (Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network). Read More »

Roberto Munoz – Pt. 2

  English transcription of video: My friends started saying, you know what Roberto; we’re going to find you work. I said, okay that’s what I want. Because in my pocket I only had about 100 Mexican pesos, that was absolutely nothing here. So one of them says, you know what Roberto; I’m going to take you to the second-hand store ... Read More »

Roberto Munoz – Pt. 1

  English transcription of video: Hi my name is Roberto Muñoz. I’ve been in the state of California since 1980. The reason why I came to this country was because in my town – I come from a town in the state of Guanajuato – and I used to see that a lot of people from the United States would ... Read More »

José

    English transcription of video: My name is Jose DeRenteria and my story begins like this. My father was a farmworker; at the time it was called Bracero. When he returned to Mexico after being here as a Bracero, we were a lot of family; lots of brothers and sisters. He was living in Mexico City with my mother ... Read More »

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