MEXICO CITY (FOX News Latino) – In 2004, Romina Ramírez was asked by a friend to cross the border into the United States.
She was hesitant at first. Only 20 years old, she didn't have the papers to enter the U.S. legally. Moreover, she had a baby boy and was very attached to her family in Córdoba, a city in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz.
“My family said it was my decision to make,” she told Fox News Latino. “And eventually I decided to do it. I was promised a better life, and they told me my son would eventually join me. It was more an adventure than a dream to me.”
She took the trip north the next year. It was a long and arduous journey and not without danger, but eventually Ramírez reached her destination of Phoenix, Arizona. She found the job that had been promised her, working at a chicken farm.