Posts tagged Know Your Rights
Names I Don't Yet Know

Last year, I spent time at the border and worked in a respite shelter for those processed by Border Patrol. I had a short taste of the routine of so many undocumented who get to our borders. People who I could recognize from my time in the barrios and fincas of Nicaragua, pueblos of El Salvador, and in restaurants and neighborhoods here in Houston. My friends. The Violetas, the Hector and Lydias and their daughter Ana, the Sofias and Hermindas, the Ramons and Don Davids. People who have taught me how to speak Spanish, to cook, to plant seeds, to understand the quiet languagesā€¦

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