Natalie Tenorio

As interviewed by Clayton Laney, April 15, 2019

Natalie Tenorio: In her own words

I think in many ways that they do. They certainly have better healthcare. They certainly have better living situations. My mother used to have to share her household with 8 other siblings. And her parents. And a parrot. And in three very small little rooms, so yeah i think that for her it's much better. She lives in a nicer house, she works for the city, she’s a bus driver, so I think it’s certainly better. It’s also safer here than it is in Honduras, for her specifically cuz there’s a lot of gang violence in Honduras and a lot of people who commit crimes and for my dad I think certainly it's the same as well. I Think there’s a lot of violence in the city of mexico and a lot of kidnapping, especially now with all the drug cartel stuff that is occurring, and with all the political unrest that there is between the U.S. and Mexico.

I think that it is better for them to be here. But my dad probably is beginning to question that because as he’s getting older he’s kind of feeling nostalgic for Mexico, he’s feeling nostalgic for his Home and family, so often times he's talked about moving back when he is old enough to retire. In many ways the U.S. has provided him with many opportunities but he doesn’t feel like this is home, really. He kinda goes back and forth because when he is in mexico he kind of goes back in forth. Only time will tell what he’s going to actually end up doing.