Diary of an Undocumented Immigrant

By Ramón "Tianguis" Pérez; Dick J. Reavis | Go to book overview

Diary
of an
UNDOCUMENTED
IMMIGRANT

Ramón "Tianguis" Pérez

TRANSLATED BY DICK J. REAVIS

Arte Publico Press
Houston
Texas
1991

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 1
  • From Oaxaca to the Rio Grande 7
  • Crossing the Border 9
  • Headed North 12
  • The Runner 15
  • The House of Juan Serna 22
  • The Robbery 29
  • The Rio Grande 32
  • From Houston to San Antonio 35
  • Texas 37
  • La Migra 43
  • To Houston 48
  • The Magnolia District 52
  • A Social Security Card 54
  • English Phrases 56
  • Abel 58
  • The Radio Station 61
  • The Peruvian 64
  • Like Father, like Son 68
  • Mojados 70
  • Hallelujah! 73
  • The Snake 78
  • Rent Sunday 83
  • San Antonio 87
  • The West Side 91
  • The Dream 94
  • The Printing Plant 96
  • La Mota 99
  • My Room 101
  • The Woman in the Street 103
  • A Car 106
  • The Waitress 112
  • The Cops 113
  • Low Rider 115
  • Dallas Night Life 117
  • The Work Week 123
  • The Cubans 126
  • Christmas 128
  • The Job Application 131
  • A Yuletide Tryst 133
  • The Carpentry Shop 136
  • Don Pancho 140
  • The Bossʹ Pet 143
  • Heavy Metal 147
  • Saying Goodbye 149
  • From L.A. to Oregon 151
  • The Uncle's Place 153
  • The Car Wash 155
  • Learning English 157
  • The Dog 159
  • Almost Among the Missing 161
  • The International Grapevine 164
  • Carnival Remembered 167
  • A Promotion 169
  • Life at the Apartment 170
  • Jaywalking 173
  • Idle Hours 176
  • Harvest Bound 178
  • In My Father's Footsteps 180
  • Ripon 184
  • Grapes and Tomatoes 189
  • Oregon 191
  • The Camp 195
  • Picking Cherries 198
  • A Sunday 201
  • The Women in the Bar 203
  • The Chinese Restaurant 206
  • The Workday 211
  • The Fender-Bender 213
  • The New Year 217
  • Fears of La Migra 218
  • Translations 219
  • Strange Bars 221
  • The Fight 223
  • The Labor Office 225
  • Going Home 227
  • The Simpson-Rodino Law 229
  • Deciding 232
  • Almost Home 234
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