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Enrique's Journey

In Sonia Nazario's Enrique's Journey the first job Lourdes is able to find after illegally crossing the American border is a job as a live-in nanny for a couple in Beverly Hills. She watches over...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2014 5:57 am UTC

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Enrique's Journey

Enrique has to travel all the way from Honduras to Mexico, and through thirteen Mexican states, in order to reach the U.S. border. While traveling through Mexico, he is faced with banditos, gangs,...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2018 1:11 am UTC

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Enrique's Journey

The people who display kindness stand in stark contrast to those who abuse migrants in Enrique's Journey. Nazario describes some of the random acts of kindness that Enrique experiences as his...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2015 12:19 pm UTC

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Enrique's Journey

Nazario depicts a set of living and working conditions for immigrants from the Spanish speaking world that defines the essence of challenge. Nazario's detailing of the living and working...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2015 10:46 pm UTC

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Enrique's Journey

For Enrique, as for many of the other migrants, the statue of Jesus is a sign of hope. As their train enters Veracruz, the migrants are greeted by the outstretched arms of God’s only begotten son....

Latest answer posted May 26, 2019 5:44 am UTC

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Enrique's Journey

In the prologue to her nonfiction story about the human costs of the enormous flow of illegal immigrants, especially children seeking their mothers, to the United States, Enrique’s Journey, Sonia...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2015 7:47 pm UTC

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Enrique's Journey

In Enrique's Journey, immigrants from Mexico and Central America brave extreme dangers to ride the trains to the United States. The story centers on Enrique, a Honduran boy who hopes to find his...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2015 4:39 pm UTC

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Enrique's Journey

The fundamental problem that Enrique experiences in his mother's community in the United States is that it is not his own. Enrique's journey is complete when he is reunited with his mother, but...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2013 1:30 am UTC

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Enrique's Journey

Immigration differs depending on gender in that men and women may receive different responses from border officials and face different challenges and opportunities before, during, and after...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2019 3:45 pm UTC

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Enrique's Journey

As Nazario makes clear in the prologue to Enrique's Journey, at the time of writing, the United States was experiencing the largest wave of immigration in its history, with nearly a million legal...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2020 4:12 pm UTC

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Enrique's Journey

Enrique finds assistance from various and almost random people on his journey. He faces more unkindness than kindness, but still he experiences one such moment of kindness from a village in...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2013 2:07 am UTC

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Enrique's Journey

I am not sure that Enrique finds a "community" that helps him on the journey. Nazario makes it very clear that one of the challenges that Enrique faces is that there are many who seek to take...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2013 1:46 am UTC

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Enrique's Journey

According to the Los Angeles Times, "the beast"--in Enrique's long journey to, then through Mexico up to the United States--is Mexico itself. The first state of Mexico that is encountered on the...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2013 10:45 pm UTC

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Enrique's Journey

When first published, Nazario's work depicted realities that many found surprising or even shocking. Some of this existed in the statistics presented, such as that there were an “estimated 700,000...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2015 9:54 pm UTC

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Enrique's Journey

One can make the argument that Nazario's narrative details a condition in which economics is the major reason undocumented immigrants flee to the United States. Consider the ideas of Maria...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2013 3:55 am UTC

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Enrique's Journey

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Latest answer posted April 15, 2012 1:20 am UTC

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