Brought to the USA 

Gabriela Alvarez didn’t have a choice when she came here illegally. But that didn’t stop her from chasing her own American Dream

Before making the trip, Gabriela Alvarez and her family got rid of everything. Their house in Mexico, their cornfield, their cows. Alvarez, 11 at the time, gave her Barbie dolls to her best friend. Her mother said they were going to…

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