We are a Family of Women 

Alexis Ruiz – Acworth, GA 

My mother raised my two sisters and I on her own. After overstaying her student visa, she became undocumented and we all felt the repercussions. My mother’s job options were very limited, but our struggles forged our bond and helped us become stronger, more independent women.

Today, we continue communicating each other’s joys, sorrows, and laughter. I am grateful for the sacrifice mom made to offer my sister’s and me the world. There’s a lot of misinformation out there that hides the reality that people come to the US to work hard and give back above all else. Humanity is always looking to give their family the absolute best. Immigrants are no different. My family is no different.

Somos mujeres. Somos inmigrantes.


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