Javier D.

As Interviewed by Oscar A., March 25, 2019
"They tell you that you are not going to be able do it, that something can happen to you, or an accident, but they were always afraid that something would happen to me."
Javier D.

Introductory Profile: About Javier D.

My interviewee’s name was Javier D. and he immigrated from Mexico to the United States. Javier is my neighbor and I’ve known him most of my life. We met the day I moved to my new house. Since then we’ve been really good neighbors and friends. Javier is a really trustworthy neighbor that won’t let you down. I almost consider him like an uncle or part of the family. He is from Coahuila, Mexico which is really close to Texas. He lived in a nice house with two sister, his mom, and dad. He went to school all the way to high school which was when he started to think about coming to the United States.

In my interview I spoke to Javier about why he wanted to come to the United States. He said that to him the United States was where there were better jobs and community. He also spoke about what inspired him to come to have his life here. We also spent some time discussing about what he feels about coming here and how is he enjoying his life. He said that he has a great life with two children and a wife. He has a great job as well and a nice house that fits all of them. The last topic that was discussed was his thoughts on our president. Our conversation was really good. I felt like he was speaking as if he was going through that moment again. I felt that he was proud of what he did.

Javier was a great person to interview and his life is very interesting. He had to adapt to a place that was very different than to what he was used to, move to a place that spoke a different language, and had to get a job as quick as possible to maintain a home because he didn’t have a lot of money. Moving from your home is not easy, especially after not being there for more than 20 years, but now he has another place that he can call home, which is here in the United States.