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Chano is a native Mexican from the city of Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosi. He migrated to the United States in 1997 after he was unable to find sufficient work in Mexico. Growing up in a large household, and being the oldest, Chano left school after la secundaria, or the equivalent of middle school, in order to work and provide additional economic…
Sara Gonzalez is a PhD candidate in the Political Science Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an Argentinean native who migrated to the United States in 2008 to pursue her degree in academia. Growing up in middle class Buenos Aires, Gonzalez is first in her family to complete her college degree and obtain a…
Ricardo Marquez, (pseudonym) is a Mexican native currently living in Durham, North Carolina. Marquez was raised in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, but decided to migrate to the United States in order to find work. A licensed public accountant in Mexico, Marquez was unable to find employment in Mexico, so he moved, first to Georgia and then North Carolina.…
Ruben Martinez is an immigrant from San Luis Potosi, Mexico who is currently living in Durham, North Carolina. Martinez migrated from his hometown when he was sixteen years old in order to earn a higher wage than what he could make in Mexico. He had finished the equivalent of high school in Mexico but was unable to continue his education at a…
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