Alfredo Castillo crossed the border two times! Wow! The first time he crossed he was 25 years old. He came with four friends. He wanted to cross the border to support his sons. He came walking and a coyote helped him. He says that the coyote left them in the middle of the desert, and he stayed there waiting for immigration to come and take him back because he didn't know where he was.

Alfredo's sons are in Mexico and he misses them. He felt very sad because he was going very far away from his sons and he didn't know when he was going to see them. But, even though it was night, he wasn't scared. They walked three nights!

The first time he came to the United States, he didn't speak any English but the second time he could already speak 15% or 20%. He says it was easy finding a job the second time he crossed the border. It was a little complicated to learn English but in his job he worked with people that spoke English and that helped him with his English.

In addition to supporting his sons, he wanted to come to the United States to help his parents. Now he feels very happy because he has the chance to help his family. He was 25 years old when he came to the United States for the first time. He feels very happy to live in the United because he is helping his family. This is the story of Alfredo Castillo.

Read the interview with Alfredo Castillo (Spanish only)