Graduation Date

Winter 12-14-2018

Grading Professor

Alia Malek

Subject Concentration


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Alfonso Xicali López saw his mother for the first time in almost two decades. He is participating in a program called Raíces de Puebla, which means Roots of Puebla in Spanish. The program pays for tourist visas and plane tickets for the relatives of undocumented Mexican immigrants who haven’t seen their family members in a decade or more. The government of Alfonso’s home state, Puebla, funds the program. They aim to maintain family connections and reward immigrants who are active members of their communities.ópez-will-see-his-mom-for-the-first-time-in-18-years-1fc6c27caaa



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