The clients at La Posada Providencia come from a vast array of backgrounds. Their stories are valuable and important. Here is one of our client’s experiences coming to the United States.
We all love the country that we are born in. I loved Venezuela, it was my home, and I worked as a plant manager and for the most part had a good life. However, problems with the military forced me leave my beloved country. I had no choice. I left Venezuela for good on July 20, 2019, leaving my mother, father and siblings behind. It was a quick journey that took me three days to arrive in the United States. I crossed through Colombia and arrived at Mexico. I finally had to take the leap of faith and cross the Rio Grande River. I was successful and immediately turned myself in to immigration in McAllen, Texas. They were good to me and processed all my paperwork. My new life was about to begin. I was sent to a detention center in Raymondville, Texas where I spent the next five months, before I was sent to the final detention center in December. The process was taking place and I was ready to meet all the new challenges that lay ahead.
March 4, 2020, was the day that I arrived at La Posada Providencia. What a welcoming place. The staff treated me with such care. Several people were involved in my current success. All of them treated me with such respect and were united in making things happen for me. Without the help of La Posada, Estella from Refugee Services of South Texas, and Ginny and Madeleine, from Angry Tias and Abuelas, I would not be where I am today. I have resettled in Roswell, Georgia, I am gainfully employed and loving life with no fear. A thank you does not seem enough for what La Posada did for me. They will always hold a special place in my heart.