a family celebrates their grandmother's birthday at a party in Mexico

These families lead double lives across the U.S.-Mexico border

Following the crop cycles in California and Mexico, generations of Mexican farmworkers have migrated back and forth to provide for their families.

Teresa Cano, 84, celebrates her birthday with family in Ramblas Chico, Mexico. She is among many residents of this town who have been migrating for generations. Cano raised her children alone while her husband worked seasonally in the agricultural fields of Williams, California, about 2,050 miles away. She ultimately joined her husband in California and became a U.S. citizen. Now a widow,  she splits her time between California and her native Mexico. 

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