Dad can you tell me the story of how you came to this country and why you did?
It all start in El Salvador the economy was really bad and the living environment was very bad. So one day in El Salvador when I was only 13 yrs old, your Uncle Juan and your Aunt Irma and I made a plan to leave and go to America.
So after talking about it we decided to travel to America. For the reason of getting a better life. And so we were off.
The trip was very harsh and tiring. The nights were cold, and the days were hot. But this did not stop us; not even the fact that i didn't have shoes or anything to protect my feet. But we continued to America.
Making this trip was not easy. Sometime we would go days without food and sometime without water. But once we passed Guatemala we knew that we were half way there.
When we got to Mexico the trip got harsher, the days were longer and hotter but the nights made it better. But we did not take long on our trip in Mexico it only took us about 2 weeks to reach the border.
Once we arrived in American My sister went on her knees and cried tears of joy; and i had my hand on my face with a feel of joy because we had made it and also had a feeling that this journey had just begun.