Nogales

Chapin: I Know I Have A Dream There...

I come from Guatemala and I’m heading to New York. Everything that I’m going through right now is like an adventure. I’m not getting too worried about anything. I’m in it as an adventurer. I’m experiencing different countries, going to different states in Mexico, and seeing different places. I don’t see it as something to be scared of, but as an adventure. I left my country almost a month ago. And look, I’m okay, nobody has robbed me, I haven’t been hurt, and I’m here at the border now.

Armando & Mariana: Lunch

Mariana makes lunch for us so we all sit down and have lunch together. That’s the best thing. Even if it’s only beans, but we are together.

Mariana nos prepara el almuerzo y nos sentamos todos a comer juntos. Eso es lo mejor. Aún si es solo frijoles, pero estamos juntos.

Armando & Mariana: A Safe Place For The Migrants

My work starts at 8 in the morning. I sweep the floor, and sweep the sidewalk in front, so that this place is clean and with dignity, so that the migrants can come and be happy here when they enter the Comedor. I’m the one who does the maintenance, the painting, I clean the toilets, I fix the bathrooms. I like my job. All I want is safety for the migrants here. Here I’m guarding the door. This is my job. It feels really good, I’m in charge of the door to keep this a safe place for the migrants. Saying no to somebody who is not a migrant, denying them food, feels really bad.

Armando: Another Friend

This is another friend, another volunteer from No Mas Muertes, No More Deaths. She comes in and gives phone calls on Saturdays and Sundays.


Ésta es otra amiga, una voluntaria de No Más Muertes. Ella viene y ofrece llamadas telefónicas a los migrantes los Sábados y Domingos.

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