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Patiño, a permanent US resident who emigrated from Mexico with his family when he was eleven years old, learned English in school and adjusted easily to the United States. In eigth grade, Patiño left school to go to Mexico with his mother to help care for his sick grandmother, and when they returned he no longer had the motivation to continue…
Juan Sanchez (pseudonym) migrated to the United States from Guanajuato, Mexico about seventeen years ago, and now works in construction in Carrboro, North Carolina. Juan explains how he stays connected and involved with his family, including his wife and five children, who still live in Mexico. Throughout the upbringing of his children, Juan…
María de los Angeles Maldonado de Patiño provides a personal account of how she deals with having half of her family in the United States and half of her family in Mexico. She touched on issues such as mobility for people who are documented versus undocumented and the ways immigrants maintain contact with family members in Mexico. She also…
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