Maria's Story


My family have come from Mexico to the United States. From my mother's side, my great-grandfather was born here. But my grandfather was born in Mexico. My parents came to the United States, but after they got married, they both came here legally.

My father first obtained his residence and my mother first had a visa. Eleven years ago, she got her residency. When my mother got pregnant with me, and I am their first child, they decided to have the rest of their kids here in the U.S.

So, my family ended up here. I actually have a lot of family in Mexico.

Maria, California