Tag Archives: Guanajuato

Just Married With a Vision for Better (Mexico)

              I am a plumber, and I am 54 years old, and I am born and raised in Guanajuato, Mexico.  Why did you come to America? Interviewee: I came to America to give my wife and daughters better opportunities in life, I was determined to give them a life I did not have as ... Read More »

A Fearless Entrepreneur From Mexico

  The first person who came to mind when this assignment was presented was my eldest Aunt on my mother’s side, “Betty.” Out of her 5 siblings she was the only one who was not born in America and wasn’t a citizen until her adult life. To protect anonymity, all names have been changed. She and I have never had ... Read More »

Hard to Trust Police (Mexico)

  We sat across from each other with some coffee and some appetizers. It was noon, I could tell she was nervous to speak about her life mostly since I had mentioned that I would be asking her about her traumatic experience. I let her know that if she was more comfortable doing this interview in Spanish we could. Most ... Read More »

“Brown Immigrant Girl Whose Presence Can’t Be Ignored”

            Teresa Marquez’s story is one of hope, inspiration and hard work. She has been with East Side Union High School District for twenty-six years. As Associate Superintendent of Educational Services at East Side Union High School District, she is the highest-ranking Latina in the District who paves the way for opportunities in the public education field for other ... Read More »

Live-In Maid Reunites the Family (Mexico)

              I began by asking what was life in Mexico before coming to the states. She said “life was okay, I married your grandpa young and when I got married my mother told me I had to go live with him and to not come back” I asked her why she married young and ... Read More »

No Family Support But Determination (Mexico)

          My name is Maria (name changed) and I’m a single mother of 4, I came here seeking a better life but instead had to tread through the trenches of reality and cruelty of life but at the end of the trip I made it through and was able to do it mostly by myself as ... Read More »

Mayra’s Story – Environmentalist Thanks to Great Grandmother (Mexico)

            Mayra Pelagio was one of the storytellers during Welcome Week in San Jose. Her story begins in a village of 800 in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. Surrounded by nature and unpaved roads, streams and birds, Mayra pursued environmental studies in the US. Currently she works for an immigrant rights agency. Read More »

Roberto Munoz

Roberto was one of our featured storytellers at the salon, “Foreign Correspondents: Immigrant Odysseys” on November 9th, 2014. He shares the riveting details of his passage to the US from Mexico as a 15 year old. You can also see his story in Spanish here. Read More »