Olga Santana describes her experience entering the United States as an illegal immigrant and the consequences she and her family suffered as a result of those choices, during a Mexican culture forum held Tuesday at Willebrord Catholic Parish.
Olga Santana didn't take much when she left Mexico at age 18 in 1990.
Her 2-year-old daughter stayed behind, and it would be two more years before she could join her mother in Green Bay.
Santana was unemployed when she left her birthplace and now, at 41, waitresses at a local restaurant. She is a documented worker but wants to become a U.S. citizen. However, she said many residents are still slow to welcome immigrants and see them as "invading" the nation. ...