With the holiday season upon us and as we observe International Migrants Day, I can’t help but reminisce on my family's first few Christmases here in the United States. Having migrated from Mexico, coming to a new country brought many unexpected difficulties. My second Christmas here is especially memorable for me, but not for all the joyous reasons Christmas is expected to have.
Unable to travel and visit family back home, we had gathered together with friends who had also immigrated to the United States from Mexico. My parents had prepared everything, from the food to the Christmas tree, to places for all our guest to sleep. But with an unpredicted twist, we awoke from a joyous Christmas Eve to a Christmas nightmare.Read More