“Today I want to share my personal story, as a child migrant, as an unaccompanied minor coming to the United States, and as an immigrant living in this country.”
About This Talk
Born and raised in Honduras Elvis Garcia Cellejas struggled to help support his mother and siblings. He began working when he was eight years old and eventually made the journey to the United States. Watch his talk to learn about what it is like being an unaccompanied minor, why they come, and what their journey looks like. “One of the things that people do not understand, is that I have this story… but… I am just one person. There are millions of people leaving their homes today, people on the move trying to save their lives”
About The Speaker
Elvis Garcia Callejas
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“We are just looking for protection, looking for a better future, a better life. We’re not looking for anything that is different than what you would look [for], for your family.”
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- Read an account of Elvis’ work with Catholic Charities of New York in the New York Times.
- Learn more about Evis’s work with La Union FC – youth soccer club through Catholic Charities of New York
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About The RIC Project
The Refugee and Immigration Collaborative seeks to name the fears, put faces and stories with the statistics, and help us understand the Biblical call to care about and for refugees and immigrants. We hope to periodically send out updates with recommended resources and news from our partners. Subscribe below to never miss a post.