For one month Nesley Corona waited in Agua Prieta in the state of Sonora, Mexico, with her two older sisters before boarding a truck that would cart her across the border into the United States. While she waited, the person responsible for her transport kept asking her for more money. She was 15 years old.
Neither of her sisters would make it—one was pregnant, and was injured and arrested before the month was up. The other was arrested and forced to return home. Corona crossed the border alone.
Just last week, the soft-spoken 18-year-old found herself in front of a crowd of more than 100 people, leading them in chants of “Si se puede” (Yes we can).
As an undocumented immigrant, Corona, a senior at Jackson Hole High School, fears an uncertain future for her and her mother, and immigrants across the country under President Trump’s administration.
“I think it’s serious,” Corona said about the president’s proposed immigration policies. “People have been deported. We have to do something about this.”
Read the full story from Wyoming Tribune Eagle: “Local immigrant wants what’s best for America”