Flying over the border from Mexico to the United States in his mother’s lap at the age of one, Fred was too young to understand just how much a journey of a few miles would affect the rest of his life. Having grown up in America almost his entire life, he has the benefit of fitting right into American society. However, the ropes that tie him back to Mexico are still taut and he feels their tug constantly.
At the young age of five, Juan was forced to cross the Mexican border to enter into a better life. After suffering in Mexico, dealing with separation from his mother, and language problems, Juan is surprised as to how his life turned out.