Once Gone, Better Be Gone
As the security around the border continues to grow day by day, entering or departing from the US is getting harder. Once in a time of history, Mexicans had an easy passage to the US without any serious delay. But with new laws enforced and the increases in security, many Mexicans have turn to desperate attempts in getting to the US. For those who do make it into the US, they would find getting back to their home country is a lot tougher than before because they could already have a job, home, or family in the US and leaving could get very complicated.
Knowing the problem that laid with illegal immigration, some families chose to migrate together to the US for less risk of leaving anyone behind. Alejandro Severino is one of the illegal immigrants that chose the one way path. He knew that once he had set foot into the US, there was no turning back. He said, “If you return, the border is more dangerous than ever. How will you get back?"(Riccardi).
Like any typical immigrant story, Alejandro came to the US to seek for a better life for his family. After the few years of fear and concern, Alejandro now has a happy family completed with a nice home and his son, Diego, going to elementary school (Riccadi). Through the risk of death of crossing the Arizona desert, and the risk of getting caught and being deported, the Severino family managed to find peace within their illegal status that is now a legal status.
Riccardi, Nicholas. “Tighter border, tougher to leave.” 2006. Seattletimes.
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