Here I am now, two miles before I
arrive at the American border. Iím pretty sure that everything will be
great. Iíll get money, Iíll become famousÖ all the things I have ever
dreamed of will become true. It wasnít that easy to leave my family and my
whole life in Mexico, but I wanted to get to know the American Dream.
Now the border appears far away and
I begin to ask myself, if it was the right decision I made. Was it right to
leave my family? Was it right to go away while my father was going to die? I
know he need my help but it canít be wrong to go away if I want to get a
chance to survive. If Iíll get a bit of money I can support.
Thereís the border just 100 metres
away. I hear plenty of cars and helicopters, but I canít see anything. Itís
dark, cold and I become extremely nervous. I hide behind a tree just 10
metres away from the border. Now I can see the cars and helicopters,
moreover, behind the border, there are officers with dogs. What are they
looking for? Are they here to catch the illegal immigrants?
I can see a family trying to climb over the border on the right and on the
left a man with his dog. On the American side of the border, the border
patrol officers are putting a woman violently on a bus. The woman with the
children I saw a few minutes ago were also caught by the patrol. Iím really
scared, but I have to manage because of the poverty in my family and I have
to help them. The patrol drives away and there arenít any helicopters left.
I think itís my chance to climb over the border fence as soon as I canít
hear and see anything. I run as fast as I can and climb up the fence. Now I
am on the other side and Iím unbelievably happy. Now I can find out about
the American Dream. But whatís that? I hear a noise just 5 metres away. I
think the patrol is coming back. I try to run away, but they drive with cars
and I havenít a chance to escape, I know, but I run, I have to support my
family. They scream: Stop moving! And again: Stop Moving. but I run faster.
They take out their guns to shoot. Ah Ė the one hit me. I fall. The officers
come and laugh. ďWe said Ėstop!Ėď, one of them says and they laugh and laugh
(Written by: Marcella)