Jasmin

Sonia with Jasmín in Florida September 2014.

Sonia with Jasmín in Florida September 2014.

Jasmín stands in front of the White House in June, 2013. She was in Washington D.C. attending a conference for school safety volunteers.

Jasmín stands in front of the White House in June, 2013. She was in Washington D.C. attending a conference for school safety volunteers.

Each day, Jasmín would don a reflective belt and help her fellow elementary school students cross the street and arrive safely to school.

Each day, Jasmín would don a reflective belt and help her fellow elementary school students cross the street and arrive safely to school.

Jasmín during a 2013 trip to Miami with her family.

Jasmín during a 2013 trip to Miami with her family.

Jasmín with younger brother Daniel Enrique, 2013.

Jasmín with younger brother Daniel Enrique, 2013.

Jasmín during a 2013 trip to Miami with her family.

Jasmín during a 2013 trip to Miami with her family.

Enrique's paternal grandmother María stands in front of her Tegucigalpa home and holds Jasmín in 2003.

Enrique’s paternal grandmother María stands in front of her Tegucigalpa home and holds Jasmín in 2003.

María Isabel and her daughter Jasmín in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

María Isabel and her daughter Jasmín in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

Jasmín and her mother María Isabel in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

Jasmín and her mother María Isabel in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

Jasmín plays outside her maternal grandmother's home in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

Jasmín plays outside her maternal grandmother’s home in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

Jasmín in 2003 in Tegucigalpa.

Jasmín in 2003 in Tegucigalpa.

Jasmín views photos of her father in 2003.

Jasmín views photos of her father in 2003.

Enrique's daughter Jasmín, 3, in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

Enrique’s daughter Jasmín, 3, in Tegucigalpa in 2003.

 


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Click here to read Sonia’s two-part blog for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) about how storytelling can change entrenched views, even on the most polarizing issues.


Sonia Nazario’s latest opinion piece was featured in the LA Times on April 23, 2017. Sonia walks readers through the investments the U.S. can and should make not only to reduce unlawful migration, but get at the heart of why most people are now coming to the U.S. illegally. Drawing from her time researching what is pushing people out of central america, as well as U.S. funded violence prevention programs that are beginning to counteract that violence in places like San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Sonia shares her convictions as to how to best help, not only the citizens of this region, but U.S. taxpayers who need immigration policies that actually work to reduce the flow of migrants.

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