Ramblas Chico, Mexico Luz Nallely Cano, 26, sits on the concrete floor outside her brother’s house surrounded by her three young boys, ages 9, 6, and 4. She flips through her youngest son’s American passport contemplating the family’s future. She’s been back in her Mexican hometown in the western state of Jalisco for nearly six months and doesn’t have the money to return to the United States.
Like so many others in Ramblas Chico, Cano’s life is comprised of two forms of existence.
She is among the residents who have been migrating for generations—defying U.S. immigration policy or shaping their lives around it. Cano started splitting her time between the agricultural fields in Williams, California, and the agave fields where she grew up, after her