https://www.kinoborderinitiative.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Teresas-Story.mp4 Teresa is a migrant from Mexico who came to KBI after threats from organized crime made it impossible for her to work and support her children. In this interview, she shares part of her story and describes what Las Posadas means to her as a mother in migration. “My name is Teresa. I come from the state of Guerrero. We had to look for a better life. It became really hard for me as a single mother. I need to …Read More
“People have asked me how I managed to maintain hope.” Roberto shares about his work as a Revolucionario.
“My name is Roberto. I have a wife and three young children. We are originally from the state of Morelos, Mexico. Our life in Morelos was beautiful. We lived in a small town nestled in the mountains. We had a small house there, and my brother-in-law lived next door. To have fun, we would go to the park or watch soccer. All across the town, there was a tradition of watching soccer on Sundays after mass. People would come to the park to play, and others would sit and watch them, chatting with each …Read More
“Surely, you don’t have kids. That’s why you speak to us like this.” – Iris shares her story of CBP abuse.
A better system for migration is possible. We must create the political will to enact it – and we know migrants play a key role in creating this will for change. Today, we are relaying a story from one of The Revolutionaries, a group of migrants who formed to organize marches and actions to press for migrant rights. Iris* is one of these courageous men and women, and she shared her own story of abuse at the hands of migration officials throughout her journey at our March for Migrant Dignity on …Read More
Migrant Story: “I can finally let go and express myself.” Mari describes the impact of Livelihood Project’s painting workshops.
People are more than their stories of migration. Before she fled Guerrero with her three children late last in 2021, Mari was a vendor. Every day, she would take her kids to school in her in-laws’ town. She would pick up her wares for the day and travel back to her own town to sell. It was a simple rhythm, one that sustained her family and kept them connected. Then one day, when Mari went to her house to pick up her inventory, neighbors warned her. “Don’t go to your house,” they said, “There …Read More
Migrant Story: Death in the Desert
*Note* We originally published this piece in 2017. We are sharing this story today because the policies that caused this tragedy are still in place today. As a result, we encounter migrants daily who face the same harrowing experience. Statistics have been updated. A year-round tragedy, migrant deaths near the U.S.–Mexico border are a particular danger during the long Sonoran summer, where annual deaths in Arizona alone have grown alarmingly. Between 1998 and 2019, there have been at least 3800 …Read More
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