An immigrant’s story… people often say “You should share your story” but those people often do not realize the emotional toll it takes for someone to tell their story; when the story itself, in our political environment, can be subject to becoming so politicized that the humanity gets stripped away and it becomes a tool that a political parties use for it favor; regardless of whether it is right, left or moderate. Our stories have become newspaper headings and, in a way, crumpled paper balls that are thrown by the media and across the political aisles. I acknowledge that storytelling is powerful.
The stories of who we are and how we got to where we are today, whether good or bad, are what make us who we are and shape our perspectives. Immigration is difficult, it is intrinsic and above all it is human. Humanity has been immigrating across continents since the beginning of time
Trials make you stronger
Esperanza is a nurse, mother of 4 girls. She came to the USA in 2000 because one of her daughters needed a surgery that was very expensive in Mexico.
Joel & Isabel
Pursuing a dream
Joel migrated from Mexico to the U.S. in 1985 in search of the American dream. Joel, a hard-working father and devoted husband, started to work in construction, but his dream was to own his own business.