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.
Luis Romero — My First Shoes
"I started working as a child to help my mom. I bought my first shoes with money I made carrying shopping bags.

"When I came to the US from Honduras in 1990, my mother was sick in the hospital. Not being able to attend my mother and grandmother’s funerals was very difficult for me. If I left the United States, I was at risk of having to stay in Honduras and abandoning my family here in the United States."

My children are wonderful! One is an air traffic controller, a pilot, and my daughter is studying law. Every day I wake up next to my wife and look at everything I have accomplished, then I say; "I am better off now.""
Pablo Calonge — Everything changed with a click
""Every goodbye is sad. I remember perfectly the night before I left, partying with my friends. Then I went home to say goodbye to my parents, tears and hugs…I asked them not to come to the airport to say goodbye. I didn’t want to cry anymore."

This is how Pablo Calonge's story begins, as he remembers the night before leaving his beloved land, Spain. In 1995, Pablo decided to leave Spain to study for a year in Colorado. After completing his studies, he moved to work in Mexico. It was there that he met his wife.

Watch and learn more about Pablo's story, in this new episode of “Stories of the American Dream”. Find out what made him return to the United States, and how he plans to live in his retirement."