Monday, June 20, 2011

Begining our story...

I decided to start this blog because so many people have no idea about what it is really like to be an immigrant in our country, or what it is like to LOVE an immigrant in our country! Before I tell OUR story, let me introduce us...
My name is Rhonda Medina. I am originally from Northern Michigan, and I never thought my life would be anything but "normal." And then I met and fell in love with my husband, and a new world opened up in front of me... You see, Jorge is an immigrant from Mexico, and while he was in the US legally for 14 years, that hasn't saved us from the heartbreak of dealing with treacherous immigration laws and bureaucratic red tape. In fact, we currently live in Mexico, away from our friends and families, and even our children, because the US government will not allow us to stay. Many people have the idea that only people who are here "illegally" get deported- but that is simply not the truth! While living abroad, I have met many wonderful families in situations just like ours, forced away from everything they have known by a government that does not want them. This blog is my attempt to share our experiences. So hold on; you're in for a long and bumpy ride!


  1. Thank you for starting this blog so that your story will be out there for others to see. I firmly believe that one of the first steps in changing the climate in our country surrounding immigration is to allow others in to see that we are not the stereotypes they have imagined.

  2. Thanks greengagirl. I am following your blog now too... When do you leave, how are you getting there, and where are you going? :-)

  3. August 4th, by plane, to Pachuca, Hidalgo. I really hope that I adjust well, because I am not really looking to come back to the United States if I am comfortable and happy there. I have been there twice and loved it, so I am pretty hopeful that things will go well.