My Family

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

 All of my family, including myself were born in Michoacán, Mexico. At a very young age my father migrated to the United States. Years later he returned to Mexico and met my mother. My father continued to migrate into the U.S. to work and send money to my mother and siblings. After years of working here in the U.S he was able to get his first visa that allowed him a chance to go to Mexico and return without entering illegally. He then got the opportunity to apply for his residency status where he was able to be a permanent residence card holder. He then applied for all of us to get our green cards and at the age of three I arrived to the United States. I don’t remember how it was when my father would come to the United States since I was very young. However, my siblings do remember that it was very hard for them to only see him for a short time. My brothers would also tell me how at times they felt weird asking our dad for anything because they really didn’t see him around. Even though my father would come to work it was still hard for my mother and siblings, so my mother and older siblings stopped going to school and began working. In 2001 all my family became permanent residents and since then we have all finally been together. This image is my father’s passport and green card, I chose this image because it symbolizes how we all arrived to the United Sates and it was also what brought all my family together.  -Gabby A. 

Place(s): Michoacán, Mexico
Year: 1970

– Gabriela

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant