it is fiday morning 8 AM a key turns in the front door lock of my LA home maria del carmen ferrez who cleans my hose every other week opens the door. she walks into the kitchen. this early in the morning i susualy am in a frenzy to go to work at the LA times. but on days when carmen arrives i stay and talk a while
On this morning in 1997 carmen and i are leaning on opposite sides of the kitchen island. there is a question,she says that she has been itching to ask "are you having more children ma'am" i first though she wanted some company for her son when she was at work but then she was telling me about four other children i never knew existed-these children two sons and two daughters are far away
When Enrique was five years old his mother, Lourdes, leaves Honduras to find a job in the United States. The move allows her to send money back home to Enrique so he can go to school past the third grade. Lourdes promises Enrique she will return quickly. But she struggles in America. Years pass. He begs for his mother to come back. Without her, he becomes lonely and troubled. When she calls, Lourdes tells him to be patient. Enrique despairs of ever seeing her again. After eleven years apart, he decides he will go find her. Enrique sets off alone from Tegucigalpa, with little more than a slip of paper bearing his mother’s North Carolina telephone number. Without money, he will make the dangerous and illegal trek up the length of Mexico the only way he can make it is holding on to the sides and tops of freight trains.
ive been deported for the fith time i can do it again if i dont fall asleep i just need to stay awake!
im looking for my mom and i got mugged on the train
this poor kid like most other migrants that come by is going to die
why dont you just give up you could have been killed you shouldent be doing dangerous things like that
i have to find my mother i have to i cant live without her!
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