Tag Archives: El Salvador

Rafael – Immigration Story of a Family Reunited

It’s not uncommon for families to separate as one or more go to the US first to establish roots and some security before the others come.  Rafael was brought up in El Salvador by extended family until he was 4 years old and got the call to rejoin his mother. Rafael was one of the featured Storytellers at our “Walk of ... Read More »

Leaving El Salvador Poverty for New Opportunities

If all of my kids graduate from college, I would feel like the happiest woman in the world.” The year was 2001 when I was working on a farm with my parents. I had a hard life because we were not rich and had to work hard. We had to take care of animals and had to work every day. ... Read More »

Yancie Alfaro’s Immigration Story: A Dream Come True

Yancie Alfaro was born in El Salvador, Central America. Her father passed away when she was five years old. Her mother took care of her and her four siblings. When Yancie was in high school, she met Rodrigo Alfaro, who fifteen years later is her husband. In 2003, Rodrigo moved to the United States to continue his studies and Yancie ... Read More »

Iris, misses her family

I Am Poem I am from El salvador and I am a teenager. I wonder why the boys like to play Football. I hear music in my head. I see that my family is together. I want my family to be all together. I am from El salvador and I am a teenager. I pretend to be happy. I feel ... Read More »

William Ribera

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 »