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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…
The interview was organized around Jose Antonio Garcia Perez’s reasons for immigrating to the United States from Mexico and his goals for his future. He describes how in the beginning he only knew one person in the United States, his brother-in-law, who gathered the money to make his journey here possible. Currently holding two jobs in Carrboro,…
Teresa Camacho Cardenas is a Mexican immigrant who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She grew up in Guanajuanto, Mexico in a family of twelve. Her father abandoned the family so Cardenas had to begin working at a young age to support the family. She moved to Texas with her aunt to find a better job and worked there for fours years. Cardenas…
Guillermina Castillo is an immigrant from Veracruz, Mexico. Castillo's father died when she was very young so she, her sisters and her mother worked a variety of jobs to sustain the family. In Mexico, Castillo worked as a butcher, saleswoman and a farmer. She came to the United States upon the suggestion of her nephew when her mother was sick. Her…
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