Enrique´s Journey

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  • The Garage that Lourdes shares with her infant daughter Diana.
  • Oh baby I know your not feeling well, but mommy´s gonna figure something out.
  • Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
  • Enrique waiting for his mother at his grandmother´s house.
  • maybe…she went on the trains.
  • Grandma... how did mom make it to the United States.
  • Enrique about to leave for the USA.
  • I´m comin´
  • Lourdes rents a garage for $300 a month, where she and Diana share a mattress on the floor. The garage roof leaks, and slugs crawl onto their mattress. Diana becomes ill, but Lourdes cannot afford the medicine.
  • Enrique arrives in Mexico City.
  • This is all I can afford you..
  • One year, Lourdes promises to come home by Christmas. Enrique waits by the front door for her, but she never arrives. He asks his grandmother how Lourdes got to the United States.
  • Enrique on the job.
  • I have to have some cash when I reach the US
  • On March 2, 2000, with only $57, a change of clothes, and his mother's phone number written on a scrap of paper on the inside of the waistband of his jeans, Enrique sets out for the United States.
  • Reuniting
  • MOOOOOMM!!
  • Enrique begs for food, but finds only one woman willing to give him any. He then hides in a three-foot-wide concrete culvert in a field just north of the station.
  • Much thanks
  • Enrique decides to find a job. He does not want to arrive in the U.S. penniless. He works for a bricklayer and earn 80 pesos, shoes, and clothing.
  • Enrique is driven to Orlando, Florida in a green van. Lourdes’s boyfriend picks up Enrique there, and they drive to North Carolina. On May 28th, after traveling 122 days and over 12,000 miles, Enrique finally reunites with his mother.
  • ENRIQUE!!!!
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