Monthly Archives: November 2011

Agradecida (Thankful)

The traditional pumpkin pie and roasted turkey have little cultural significance here in Mexico or for the Mexicans with whom I work. But I can’t imagine a better place to celebrate Thanksgiving than here, where I learn every day about … Continue reading

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El poder de amor (The Power of Love)

In the past three months, I have had the incredible privilege to meet extraordinary people. Some of these migrants will always have a special place in my heart. Such as the woman with two kids in the US who prayed … Continue reading

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La carta de una migrante (Letter from a Woman Migrant)

A little over a week ago one of the women in our shelter quizzed me on who was in a position of responsibility over the US migration system. I described the bureaucratic organization and she said that she would love … Continue reading

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Lo que traen (What They Carry)

If deportation is a moment of incredible stress and confusion, it is also a time of extreme material poverty. When migrants arrive at el comedor, some carry only a Department of Homeland Security issued plastic bag with their few belongings. … Continue reading

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Para salir adelante (To Move Ahead)

When they hear about my work, people from the US often ask me “but why do they come?” “What makes someone want to leave their family and risk the perils of the journey as well as the pressure of illegal … Continue reading

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