Sonia Nazario 's ' Enrique 's Journey

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A young child with lifeless wide eyes, teeters on broomstick legs, which are little more than skin stretched over bones, her ribs protruding as her emaciated arms hold a mud pie that she sits chewing on desperately trying to stave off the pangs of hunger. In most of the world we are ignorant of what it is like to be constantly hungry. In the United States, we are blissfully unaware of what it means to have a food shortage. But what do desperate, motivated, mothers and children resort to when faced with starvation, furthermore, what is the corresponding result on, not only their own families and countries, but the countries that they go to, to seek help, as well as refuge from. Sonia Nazario’s book Enrique’s Journey illustrates the struggles and issues that surround illegal immigration into the United States, however, I feel that as a nation, we should investigate further the reasons behind this influx in addition to what drives people to make this harrowing and dangerous journey to the United States through South America or from the Caribbean moreover, can this situation be rectified at its source. Have you ever thought about what it is like to be constantly hungry as a result of not having access to adequate food? For some people in the world this is a reality. In my interview with Melinda Vonderhorst she recounts her personal observations from her five trips to Haiti, where she helped to build a school along with working in an orphanage and clinic, of countless children
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