Enrique's Journey - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Sonia Nazario
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In Veracruz, Enrique finds the residents helpful and friendly, going as far as warning migrants of police waiting ahead. The people credit the indigenous cultures as well as saying it's "a good way to protest Mexico's policies against illegal immigration." They recognize the hypocrisy of expecting the United States to accept Mexican immigrants while refusing to allow Central American migrants even to just pass through Mexico.

Residents hearing the train run from their houses along the tracks and throw food, water and other necessities to the migrants riding on the train tops. They throw coffee and Coca-Cola to help the migrants stay awake and avoid falling off the trains. When the migrants first see the people, they don't know what they have and are afraid that the bundles are full of rocks and the residents are going to throw the rocks at the migrants...

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