What path did you take to get here?

We asked writers what brought them or their families to the United States, and the path they took along the way. Sometimes it was an intentional move for a specific reason, sometimes they were running from something, and sometimes it was just happenstance. Watch the videos below to learn more.

Laila Halaby

“I think I always was trying to find PLACE, and there was NO PLACE.”

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Luis Alberto Urrea

“The family was DIVIDED out–the kitchen was the UNITED STATES and the living room was MEXICO.”

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Rigoberto González

“No matter what difficult challenges that people will CONFRONT on their journey moving north, it’s NOTHING COMPARED to what’s happening at home.”

Learn more about Rigoberto