Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives - Lorena, El Mojado, and Yogesh Summary & Analysis

Orner, Peter
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“Sabrina Needs Her Identity Back” is the title of the testimony given by Mexican-born, 22-year-old Lorena. Her mother left for California, where she remarried and saved up enough money to bring her children over to the U.S. as well. When they were caught and taken to a detention facility, Lorena’s mom begged for Gerber baby food to feed her youngest child. The next day, the family tried again to cross the border and this time succeeded.

In Lamont, California, Lorena started school, where she was teased for not knowing English. Her mother found work as a seamstress, then in a bakery. Using her cousin’s social security number, Lorena started working and attending university at Fresno State. During her freshman year, she won an opportunity to do an internship in North Carolina working with farmworkers there. Part of...

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