After a three hour drive we arrived at our new home for the night. We, then, made our way to ASCALA, an organization run by nuns. Their mission was to help immigrants, mostly Hatian immigrants, throughout their process of obtaining a passport. This passport served as security from deportation.
After hearing about this injustice, we then visited the region of Batey Euskarduna where we learned about the sugarcane fields, but, more specifically, the undocumented Haitian workers. We spoke to a member of the community who described the hard labor and low wages they earned, because of their agreement with the privately owned sugar company. We got to try freshly cut sugarcane and topped the day off with a nightly swim in the pool.
P.S. I’m having so much fun Mom and Dad I love and miss you all, hope your taking good care of Lily for me see you soon
P.P.S I love you misha
We have missed hearing about your adventures, thank you for sharing with us your wonderful experience on Immigration Day. We wish you all the best and want to see more pictures of your daily experiences. Julia it isn’t the same without you, we miss you so much. We’re proud of all of you for embarking on such a humanitarian mission. Hugs to all of you
Thank you Erika and Azucena for sharing Immigration Day with us, Haitian’s struggle for equity and justice seems difficult. I’m sure this experience was really eye opening.
Mija! I am so glad to heard that you are having so much fun and learning!
We miss you so much!!
Don’t worry Lily is been well taken care.
Can’t wait to see you to tell us all your adventures and experiences learned.
Love you Erika.
See you soon.
Wow meli, so proud of you! My dad says que andas en la caña como andaba el. Sounds like such an educational and humbling experience! We love you so much. Love, Papi, Sofi y Klay💗
Amazing! It must have been so informative and inspiring to hear about their struggles of immigrants in person and be able to spread the word. Such an amazing program!
Christina, we miss youuuuuu <333 Have fun!!!