Empowering undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals
STUDENT VOICES IMMIGRATION STORIES
The machine hums through the golden mountains of Mexico Inside the ancient machine dreamers travel to a new planet We come from a Mexico that only exists in our dreams A Mexico resting on a blanket of clouds
I was not born in the mountains I was born in the land of the pyramids But like all dreamers, I must go through the mountains Not the story I am told, but the story I feel is true
As the roar of the machine comes to an end The final part of the journey begins Faith and hope will guide us across the desert We fear the welcome of an American flag
As the moonlight guides our passage My mother carries me in her arms Once my memories begin to record I realize I left behind my other half Mi Abuelo.
About the Author Angel is one of E4FC's 2010 Scholars. His parents brought him to the US from Mexico when he was one year old. Currently a junior at San Francisco State University, Angel is studying Cell and Molecular Biology. He is the youngest RIMI Fellow at SFSU. He is also president of IDEAS, an undocumented student organization at SFSU. In the future, Angel hopes to become a cancer researcher so that he can address health issues in undeserved communities.