30 Days of Truth | Day 17

May 20, 2012

By Katrice

A book you’ve read that changed your views on something. 

I can't recall a book at the moment, but I have watched a few documentaries recently that could qualify. One in particular is "Which Way Home.Before watching it, I was anti-immigration. After, I was for policy that would make it possible for immigrants to find a safe haven in the United States. Even with all of my traveling internationally, I was embarrassingly oblivious of the sometimes devastating realities of life abroad. "Which Way Home" shows the personal impact of immigration —  following several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the United States on a freight train they call "The Beast." We're privvy to the stories of children like Olga and Freddy, nine-year-old Hondurans who are desperately trying to reach their families in Minnesota, and Jose, a ten-year-old El Salvadoran who has been abandoned by smugglers and ends up alone in a Mexican detention center. Theirs and several others are stories of hope and courage, disappointment and sorrow. Not only am I now empathetic, I am extremely grateful for the freedom and means that I have here. 

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