I am from Guanajuato, Mexico. I came here to be with my husband; I have been here fourteen years. I came alone, leaving my three kids with my sister-in-law. The sister-in-law then came across with the kids. She was so afraid. It wasn’t that long. It was just one day, but that day she was so afraid because the kids were little; 3, 5 and 10. Three boys. It was so hard for me to leave. My little boy was screaming as I was leaving and I still cry when I think about it.
I have been working in agriculture since I came. I first worked in an agricultural facility, then in a another company where I did transplanting and now I am at this farm for the past six years.
My husband came to have a job and I missed him so much, I wanted to be with him. There was no work for us in Mexico. It’s so sad when you have to leave your kids behind to just earn a living.
My children are doing well; one is a chauffeur, the second one is in college and the youngest one just graduated high school and is going to college.
I wish there was an amnesty program so we can be here and work without fear.