Christmas is for Family

I spent Christmas with my family.             My son Jerlum.             My sisters Elena and Priscita. And many friends. * We celebrated with food and drink.             Tamales.                      Bread.             Wine.             Turkey. *Christmases in the years to come             are going to be very happy. In all I give thanks to God            ... Continue Reading →

The Gang Robbed My Bank Account: They Took It All

Today I left the bank.             It was 1:20 in the afternoon. Three women were in front of the park.             They surrounded me.             They touched me.             They brought me to some men. The men touched me too. They told me to accompany them             back to the bank. I told them I... Continue Reading →

Extortion and Threats: Force My Son to Join a Gang

I have been a victim of extortion             since 2013. The gangs force me to pay different amounts.             The first time 5,000 Lempiras. [$205 US]             Then they got me down to 2,000 Lempiras. [$82 US] The amounts and dates vary.             They take everything I have. If I don’t pay the money            ... Continue Reading →

We Cannot Remain in Mexico

Migrant artwork created at Travis Park Church, San Antonio We cannot remain in Mexico any longer. We are in a very dangerous city. Nuevo Laredo. We fear for our lives. In addition, we face high levels of racism against us from Mexicans. They do not want us here. We suffered on the journey from Honduras.... Continue Reading →

What Happens Next?

Artwork from Travis Park Church migrant hospitality March -July 2019. When do I see a lawyer?             What happens next? When do I get asylum?             Where do I go?             What do I do? Who will help me?             When do I go to court? I can’t read the papers immigration gave us.            ... Continue Reading →

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