I was born during the Salvadorian civil war so I got used to hearing gun shots growing up. Kids still were sent to school even though it was dangerous.
Well it all started during the war in El Salvador which started in 1980 and finished in1992.
Mom can you tell me on how you came to america and why did you come to the U.S?
Mom im scared
It's okay just cover your ears and stay down
"When I was 8 years old I remember hiding and covering my ears as we heard gun shots and some of our neighbors screaming."
"When I was 17 years old I decided to go to the U.S for a better life and left my 2 year old daughter with my mother. I wanted to work and help my family. after the war the economy became worst there wasn't enough money and there were a lot of people starving."
"I got in a bus and it was full I had to be standing for hours until this young guy gave me his seat."
"Passing the boarders from mexico and the U.S was hard I remember being so scared as they checked the car. I was told to hide under the car seat. I remember feeling dizzy by holding my breath because I was afraid that if I was to breathe they would hear me."
"As I got to America I already had your dad waiting for me. So when I got there I didn't really struggle since I had family there already. Then 6 yeas later we decided to bring your older sister here"