Sindy Avila Gutierrez was born in Morelos, Mexico. At the age of two, she was brought to the United States to live with her parents in Oregon. Arriving without formal […]
Sindy Avila-Gutierrez looks back undaunted on her life as an undocumented immigrant. “I’ve always been a rebel in that way,” she says. “You tell me
Liliana Luna was born in Mexico and immigrated to the United States without documents at age 15. As you’ll hear in Liliana’s story,
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.
Heriberto Bolanos immigrated from Mexico as a young child. He shares how he became a gang member in middle school but avoided the school-to-prison
Miguel Rodriguez tells the story of how he got his Permanent Resident Card (green card), which allowed him to continue his college education. Miguel arrived
Daniel Franco Núñez’s earliest memory is being smuggled across the border into the US in his grandfather’s arms. Núñez was born in Guadalajara, Mexico In 1985.
Even while battling kidney disease and working at McDonalds to pay her way through college, Marissa de los Angeles Roxinny Salgado Garcia
The first time Denzel Mendoza came out as undocumented he was on stage in front of a crowd of strangers. That night, he didn’t just play his trombone,
At just six years old, Heriberto Bolanos raised his hand to cross the border from Mexico into the United States under the powerful jets
Azucena Javier-Marquez is relieved about the June 18 U.S. Supreme Court ruling rejecting attempts by the Trump administration to end protections
Petrona Dominguez remembers being featured in her new school’s newspaper as one of the first Hispanics to enroll there. At the time,
Liliana Luna: Where were you when you turned 15? At that age, I felt as if life has taken me Far away from my roots. When I was 15, my
Luz Rowley: Growing up in Mexico, I always knew that I needed an education in order to have a better future for myself. But my parents believed that women needed