Mexico to the Bronx: Angelo’s Tale
When Angelo Cabrera left his village in Zapotitlan Salinas, Mexico, to come to New York City in 1989 he was at the forefront of an immigration wave that has since drained his home region of a third of its population.
Like Cabrera, many migrants from Zapotitlan Salinas settled in the Bronx; most are unauthorized. Cabrera himself faced a number of hardships in his early days in America.
Shaped by these experiences, he is now an activist for Mexican Americans and even helped guide New York State legislation to secure easier access for undocumented students.
Read more about Angelo’s journey here.