Stories of the American Dream

When immigrants leave their homes to come to the United States, it is not because they are expecting a free ride. They do so because they believe in themselves and they trust their dreams will be fulfilled.

Maria Ofelia Enriquez - Leaving your loved ones, is leaving a part of you

Never in her life would Maria Ofelia ever experience such fear as when she crossed the US border for the first time. It took her a month and a half to get to Houston braving dangers and risking her life, all for the well-being of her family, especially her two children.

“On arrival to the United States, what impresses you the most is knowing that you are stepping on American soil, because you are finally safe from many dangers. The biggest impression is that you are going to find a better life for you and your family”

While in the US, Maria Ofelia received news that one of her loved ones, her mother, was in poor health; Doctors had given her only 2 days to live. Without thinking about it twice, Maria returned to Honduras, her homeland, along with her 2-year-old American son, to be with her mother on her deathbed. Continue to watch her full story in this new video of "Stories of the American Dream".

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