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what an illegal mexican immigrant really faces (1)

what an illegal mexican immigrant really faces (1)

ISSUE NO. 1
EscapeVOL.1

No.1

Legal & Corporate
Magazine in NY

What an Illegal
Mexican

Immigrant Really
Faces Coming to

America

According to Wikipedia, a news article discusses current or
recent news of either general interest or of a specific topic.

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Table of Contents

PAGE 1: Table of Contents
PAGE 2: About the author
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PAGE 14; Photo Essay
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So Who's The

Author?

Me: Kylie Thomas! I am currently a senior student attending the
Sterling East Chesapeake Site. This magazine was published
for a senior exhibition project, you may be wondering why did
you pick this topic? This is why, I just recently moved to America
in February 2015, legally of course. But I often wondered why
people didn't come the legal way. I came from Canada but I
knew that there has been a concern about the mass amounts of
immigrants from mexico coming illegally, so I decided to study it!
It was very interesting, read more to find out more about my

studies and what I found out!


MY FINDINGS...

WHY DO THEY LEAVE MEXICO?


RESEARCH

HOW THEY GET TO AMERICA?


RESEARCH

WHAT THEY FACE ONCE THEY GET TO
AMERICA?


"We Are All Immigrants"
-Hillary Clinton


A New Day

So much hate

No need to fear

The color of skin

They just don't understand

We're all the same

Inside and outside

Struggling from a poor village, A new day

many dreams of freedom and peace. Got bigger things to worry about

I'm off to make an effort to this We've got a life to live

privilege. Got to do what is right

The day has come I'm on my way to A new day

succeed. Lay my head down

Days and nights of struggles and fear, And pray

wondering if im far or near. For the ones brought down

Many days to get across, but is it worth By the law

it or not. Unjustly, lashed at

lots of walking few car rides, little to no For no apparent reason

food sleepless nights. Can't they see

Few gave up, many didnt make it. We're all the same

here i am, i finally made it, Inside and outside

No more worries no more pain

It may not be easy but it is to gain

ill start off with nothing

but end up with something.

This just said i am impressed

im now here in the big land!

TheBig Land


There is overwhelming Right. We’re going to build the
bipartisan support outside wall; we’re going to create a
of Washington that we need
to finally secure our borders, border. We’re going to let people
enforce our laws, and stop in, but they’re going to come in
legally. They are going to come in
the problem of illegal legally. And it’s something that
immigration.
 Ted Cruz can be done. They built The
Great Wall of China. That’s
“If you’re a criminal 13,000 miles. Here, we actually
alien, no, you can’t need 1,000, because we have
natural barriers. We can do a
stay. If you’re wall. We’re going to have a big,
someone that fat beautiful door right in the
hasn’t been here middle of the wall. We are going
for a very long time, to have people come in, but they
you can’t stay...I are coming in legally. And Mexico
don’t think you’re is going to pay for the wall,
gonna round up because Mexico–I love the
and deport 12 Mexican people, I respect the
million people.” Mexican leaders, but the leaders
Marco Rubio are much sharper, smarter and
more cunning than our leaders.
And people say, “Oh, how are
you going to get Mexico to pay?”
A politician cannot get them to

pay. I can.
Donald Trump

WHAT DOES

WASHINGTON SAY?


Leaving Poverty To Construct A New Life

In Hidalgo Mexico my house was made of sticks and the roof was made of grass. For me
and my family it is a beautiful place to live in even though we were poor. Where I lived
with my five big sisters and me – the little brother and two nieces and a nephew. I worked
in the crops to get money beginning when I was young – in the morning before going to

school and after school. I’d get home really late at night.
In 1997 I decided to come to America to get money to give to my family. If I wanted to come

to the United states of America I had to cross the border so I decided I had to if it meant
get money for my family to survive. I crossed but got caught by immigration along the
way five times – and had to go back to Hidalgo. When I decided I wanted to try again I said
my final goodbyes to my family and friends and gave thanks to God I made it out safe and
sound. I couldn’t bring anything with me only the clothes and shoes I had on the day I left

Hidalgo because that is the only thing I could carry on my own.
When I got to San Jose my cousin let me live in his house for as long as I wanted. In the

third day I was there he told me he found me a job in construction. When I started
working there I would go every morning to buy breakfast which was really hard for me
because I didn’t know any English. I couldn’t communicate with the waiter because he
didn’t know Spanish. I had to use hand gestures every time I needed to communicate with
someone who didn’t know Spanish. The only thing I knew how to pronounce in English

was to order coffee and donuts. I felt discriminated just for being Mexican and sad
because I left my family and friends.

Three years later in 2000 I went to school every weeknight after work to learn English.
That is where I met a girl that is now my wife. We decided to get married in 2001 and we
had our first daughter and lived for a while in a house shared with two other families.

After the wedding we decided we wanted to live by ourselves and have our own stuff
without needing to share with other families. We moved to another city where we had
other two children and I found a job in construction and got money to send for family in

Mexico. I am working to get money for a bright future for my children too.


WILL BUILDING A WALL
STOP MEXICANS FROM

CROSSING?

No!


Why Do The Mexicans Not

Take Up The Opportunity

Gave Them By Obama?

What did Obama offer? Why did the illegal
President Barack immigrants reject it?

Obama announced he
is granting temporary
legal status and work
permits to almost five
million undocumented

immigrants.


H One billion of the
world’s 2.1 billion
E children live in poverty,
with their families
L lacking the means to
meet their basic needs.
That’s nearly half.
Every second child

P

215 million children under !
the age of 18 work, many of
Around the world, 783 million people live without
them full-time, to earn access to safe drinking water.
money to buy food for that
day. Other children (mostly
girls) have to walk for hours
each day to fetch water and

carry it back to their
homes.

www.feedthechildren.org


"My fellow Americans,
we are and always will

be a nation of
immigrants. We were
strangers once, too."

Barack Obama


Watermelon Arua
Fresca

Prep time: 2 minutes
Ingredients:

4 cups seeded watermelon
1/2 cup water

1/2 cup white sugar, ot to taste
4 slices lime

24 fresh mint leaves
ice

Directions:
Puree the watermelon and water in a blendor until smooth.

add sugar to taste. cut the lime slices in half. place a half
lime into each of the 8 glasses along with 3 mint leaves.
crush with a cocktail muddler, then fill each glass with ice.
pour in the watermelon agua fresca and stir before serving.

ENJOY!


game time... put your
knowledge into action


A New Life: at Age 15

One thing that I have always hoped for is for my kids to have an education and to be
someone in life, and to be known.
During the time I was in Mexico I lived in a place called Morelia. I lived in a regular house
that my dad made, but we still needed money to get food. I worked in the fields. I also
worked on construction with only a few people. I had to work everyday to survive because
life is hard in Mexico. I didn’t have the time to go to school while being in Mexico. I had to
do whatever I can in order to get money.
I decided to leave because I wanted to explore and make my life better, such as moving to
the U.S. In the United States there is more chance of being successful here than in
Mexico. I sort of hated life there in Mexico because there was no future for me there. I had
nothing to do there but suffer trying to keep myself alive.
Then one day I packed my stuff and left. It took me about 5 days because I had to come to
the United States by foot. The way I did it was by paying a guy to guide me along the way.
My feet were killing me on the way there. While there was daylight it was very hot because
I was crossing the desert in order to get here. But the nights were ice cold luckily I had a
jacket with me that a lady gave me. I remember walking on the sand, rocks, and dirt. I also
tried to avoid many deadly scorpions.
Some people did not make it all the way because they were so exhausted. I remember one
of those people was a lady. I remember how she suddenly fainted. It was also the lady that
gave me the jacket for the night. I came here with a few of my friends that also wanted to
have a better life. Once we got here we all went our separate ways. Each of my friends had
some family here while I didn’t. Also I realized that nothing got in the way while I was on
the way to United States. It actually went smoother than I thought because it was easy to
cross the border.
I came here at the age of 15. The first thing I did was try to get a job, but nobody wanted to
give me a job, so it took me a while. Eventually, I got a job working with a man as a
gardener. That’s what I did until I was 18 years old. I first lived in a place called Dos Palos,
in California. I lived there for one year.
Then I realized that one of my older brothers came to the United States also and was
living in Redwood City which was only 3 hours away. Now I live in Redwood City where I
have lived for most of my entire life. It was very hard when I came here because I had to
find a job when I wasn’t even old enough. I also had to find a new place to live with no
money. Also being 15 in Mexico kind of means that you should be working and have your
own place to live. Because as you know there wasn’t as much rules there. I mainly came
here as soon as I can go by myself to try to get a better life. I also didn’t think it through
because I was young and dumb.
Now I live in Redwood City with my wife, 2 sons and 2 daughters. One thing that I have
always hoped for is for my kids to have an education and to be someone in life, and to be
known.


STERLING EDUCATION'S

VIEWS ON

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION


Dangerous Passage To New Life

When I was 17 years old, I always dreamed about living in the United States. I lived in a small farm in
Aguililla Michoacan, Mexico. In 6th grade, I dropped out to help my parents with the work around the
farm. Being the oldest was not the easiest for me. I had large amounts of responsibilities. My parents
were somewhat old so their energy was limited, so this meant that I had to do most of the parenting and
work around the house.
I was sick and tired of living on a small farm. I had to take care of lots of animals in order for all 11 of my
siblings and both of my parents survive with the limited amount of food that the animals produced. One
day, when everybody was old enough to know what they were doing, I decided to conquer my dream.
I called a friend that knew shortcuts to go to the United States. This is his full time job, this is what he
does. We met up in the woods and began our adventure. I told him that I will pay him a portion of the
money now, and the other when I get to the U.S so my uncle can pay the rest. I decided to do this
because he wasn’t a close friend and I didn’t want to risk him leaving me in the middle of nowhere.
We left on foot and walked through mountain ranges and deserts for days. He guided me through the
way and made sure I was safe every step of the way there. The only things I took were the clothes I had
on, another two pairs of jeans, and a bit of money.
I kind of planned my escape. The only thing I planned was leaving with my partner. I did not know how
long it would take for me to get there. I faced a near death situation while crossing the border. When we
were walking to the border near some mountains, we began to walk toward the woods. We began to
smell the scent of burnt wood. We were now curious enough to go see what it was. We then saw that the
smell was coming from the other side of the border.
When we saw that the coast was clear, we carefully dug a hole beside the border to dig our way to the
other side. While digging, the smell started to get stronger, and stronger, until I had to cover my mouth
and nose with my shirt. When we made it to the end, I popped my head out and saw roaring flames all
over trees that were surrounding us!
We were in panic, we had to move quick. We had no other option than to jump through the flames. I
jumped through and didn’t see my partner with me. My partner tripped and I had to go back through the
flames. I saw him laying on the ground and ran black to get him. Once I grab his hand, we see a massive
tree falling right above us that nearly killed us both. We were lucky enough to move out of the way. We
then safely make it to the United States.
When we first arrived, I saw that there were many buildings in the busy city of San Diego. I then told him
that I’ll pay for the cabs to Los Angeles. He then volunteered to pay for the rest until we got to my uncle’s
house. I knew my uncle that was living in San Jose California. He was the person that is going to help
me pay the other half to my friend. Once he payed the rest, my friend was on his way back to Mexico to
continue his job as a Coyote. I lived in a small apartment with my uncle until I became a gardener. I liked
this job. It gave me the opportunity to have the significant amount of money to live on my own. This was
my first ever job in the United States.
I am now living in Menlo Park California with my wife and two kids. I am now the boss of a construction
company. My hopes for the future are that both my sons go out and be someone in life to make me
proud.


85%
15%


I got 800 miles of bolted border WBhWuoa'islldl?GYoionugr to
Right outside my door

There's minutemen in little pickup trucks
Who declared their own dang war

Now the government wants to build a barrier like ol' berlin, 8 feet tall

But if Uncle Sam sends the illegals home
Who's gonna build the wall

Who's gonna build your wall, boys
Who's gonna maw your lawn

Who's gonna cook your Mexican food
When your Mexican maid is gone

Who's gonna wax your floors tonight
Down at the local mall

Who's gonna wash your baby's face
Who's gonna build your wall

I ain't got no politics
So don't lay that rap on me
Left wing right wing up wing down

I see strip malls

It's the bad cat white developer
Who's created this whole damn squale
It's the pyramid scheme of dirty jobs

And who's gonna build your wall

Who's gonna build your wall, boys
Who's gonna maw your lawn

Who's gonna cook your Mexican food
When your Mexican maid is gone

Who's gonna wax your floors tonight
Down at the local mall

Who's gonna wash your baby's face
Who's gonna build your wall

We've got fundamentalist muslims
We've got fundamentalist jew

We've got fundamentalist Christian
That'll blow the whole thing up for you

But as I travel around this big ol' world
There's one thing that I most fear
It's a white man in a golf shirt
With a cell phone in his ear

Who's gonna build your wall, boys
Who's gonna maw your lawn

Who's gonna cook your Mexican food
When your Mexican maid is gone

Who's gonna wax your floors tonight
Down at the local mall

Who's gonna wash your baby's face
Who's gonna build your wall

song written by Tom Russell


Guava Empanadas

Prep time: 35 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Yeild: 10 pastries

Ingredients:
1 8- ounce pakage cream cheese
1 large egg
1 tablespoon sugar
grated zest and juice of 1 lime
1 14-ounce package frozen empanada wrappers, thawed
vegetable oil, for frying
confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Directions:

pulse the cream cheese, egg, sugar, lime zest and lime juice ina food

processor until smooth.

put 1 tablespoon guava paste in the center of each empanada wrapper,

then top with 1 tablespoon of the cream chesse mixture. fold the dough

over the filling and press the edges with a fork to seal.

heat about 1 1/2 inches vegetable oil in a wide saucepan until a deep-fry

thermometer registers 350 degrees F. working in batches, fry the

empanandas until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side (retuen the oil

to 350 degrees F between batches) Drain on a paper toel lined plate. dust

with confectioners' sugar. Yumm


What's Your

Mexican IQ?

1.What is Mexico's official name (in English):
a.Mexico
b.Republic of Mexico
c.United States of Mexico
d.United Mexican States?
2.Mexico is dissected by the:
a.Equator
b. Tropic of Cancer
c.Tropic of Capricorn
d. None of these?
3. The coat of arms of Mexico's emblem, flag and seal feature which
two creatures?
__________________________________________________________________________
4.What iconic Mexican item is named from the translation of 'shade
maker'?
__________________________________________________________________________________
5.Which small dog breed originated in Mexico and is named after a
central northern state?
a. vizsla
b. basset hound
c. chihuahua
d.pug
6.What is Mexico's most commonly used language?
__________________________________________________________________________________


7.What two-word name given to Mexico's mountain ranges means
'Mother Mountains'?
______________________________________________________________
8.The drink Tequila is named after a Mexican:
a.Cactus
b.Town
c.Chef
d.Dance
9.The official national sport of Mexico, the charreada (or charrería),
involves:
a.Horse-riding
b.Boating/surfing
c.Soccer
d.Baseball
10. How many North American railway metro systems are busier
than Mexico City's metro:
a.1
b.2
c.3
d. 4
11. The traditional popular Mexican event/skill Jaripeo involves what
creature:
a.Eagle
b.Dog
c.Bull
d.Boar?
12. What globally popular footwear originated more than 500 years
ago in Mexico:
a.Huarache
b.Flip-flop
c.Wedge
d.Stiletto?


“In Colorado, 500,000 illegal migrants, plus their 300,000
kids and grandkids would move back ‘home’ mostly to
Mexico. That would save an estimated $2 billion (other
experts say $7 billion) annually in taxes that pay for
schooling, medical, social services and incarceration

costs. It means 12,000 gang members would vanish out of
Denver alone. Colorado would save more than $20 million

in prison costs and the terrors that those 7,300 alien
criminals set upon local citizens.”

whouwldhhaaptpen
if all the

illegal mexicans

went back to

MEXICO?


HEY!


Freedom


crossing is
very

dangerous


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