Introducing, The Immigrant Story Live, our new series that brings you voices from the stage. In 2019, the Immigrant Story began hosting live storytelling events
When Hector Mejia Zamora lost his father, he made a bargain with God. “I was only fourteen,” he says, “But I told God that if he gave me my dad […]
Bernal Cruz was born in Guatemala during its 36-year civil war. When his father, a career military officer, was asked to work for an intelligence team
Petrona Dominguez Francisco arrived in Oregon at the age of 4, immigrating from Guatemala. Growing up, she struggled with her identity.
Petrona Dominguez remembers being featured in her new school’s newspaper as one of the first Hispanics to enroll there. At the time,
Yesica Pérez Barrios: “THE SHORT BUT THE MOST SPECIAL STORY OF MY SHIRT” I will wear and care for this garment wherever I go, because just looking at it reminds […]
Bernal Cruz: It was a quick and simple game Perfect for this overactive school boy the stakes were always high, You could win one or a few marbles
Bernal Cruz had just been suspended from high school for taking part in a fist fight when one of the school counselors stopped him and said, “I think you would