Beronica Llamas Research Paper

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Beronica Llamas, 52 years old, born in Guajajara, Mexico. She is currently a resident Tucson, AZ. She works for and attends Pima Community College. A devoted wife and a mother of three. Her son’s names are Martin, Ignacio, and Michael. Her pilgrimage to the United States has been a major transition that has affected the family. Before this transition, she was working for the city of Guajajara, at the University of Guajajara, as a secretary. Her husband, Ignacio was searching for work and tried applying for work for the city of Guajajara. However, he was unsuccessful. He decided to seek employment in California where he had family. One month after he left Mexico, he found work in a suburb, 33 miles of Los Angeles. Ignacio was working as a store clerk, at a small family owned liquor store. Mrs. Llamas and her three-month old son, Martin, currently stayed with her mother in Mexico during this transitional period. Six months …show more content…
She explains that there were stories that this group has mistreated, raped and left people for dead because of the profits that were received by their loved ones. She was accompanied by her brother in law which protected her from men on the way towards the border. She explained that she flew from Guajajara to Tijuana and started walking towards the mountains. She has strong faith in Guadalupe, the saint that she states protected her son and herself during this journey. The Coyotas which guided them has warned them about being caught and staying together. She was also told to travel light, not taking extra food or water. They traveled at late night where they arrived in San Ysidro, CA, where a hole was cut out of the bobbed wired fence. She remembered a one-bedroom apartment full of people, wall to wall, back to back. She remembered riding in the floorboards of cars. Switching from one car to another until she reached her

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