male agricultural worker standing in farm field

Meet Luis, Seasonal Agricultural Worker from Mexico

I have been here for six years. Here we harvest asparagus, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, green onions, peas and other things.

When I am not here, I have work in Mexico. Everyone can have a job, but you do not earn enough money to be well there.  So that is why we have to immigrate to this country.

I live in a village in a village in the state of Michoacán.  I have two children.

To communicate with my family, I call them every day at night. When I am done working, I leave and go to do my things. I cook, I take a shower, I get ready for the next day and I talk a little with the family.  Then I go to sleep to go to work again the next day.

My goal for the future is to get my children ahead.  Continuing to support them with their studies as long as I can and as far as they want to continue studying. I also want to have a better way of living in Mexico, for example, start a business. Something that generates money to support my family and allows me to stay with them because coming and leaving the family is very difficult for us.