Tucson, Arizona – The first thing Alfredo* bought for his parents when he started working was a refrigerator. He was still in Mexico, in the city of Mazatlan in Sinaloa, where he worked in a little store.
But he wanted a better life, so he moved on with his wife and child. First to the state of Sonora, later crossing the border to Arizona in 1993 on a US visitor’s visa. In Arizona, Alfredo washed dishes in a restaurant for a year, a job he got via another migrant he had met.