Category: Immigration

When my father first came to this country from El Salvador almost 40 years ago, he arrived with ten American dollars in his pocket and nothing else. From working on the coffee plantation where he grew up to living in San Jose, California, his journey was a difficult one, though not unique by most standards. … Continued

As a first-generation American, there have been a lot of times recently where I have second-guessed myself speaking Spanish in public to my mom. I am nervous that we’d attract negative attention given today’s anti-immigrant rhetoric in the news. Growing up with one foot in one culture and one foot in another has always produced its … Continued