“ we are different and even my parents don't seem to see all those missing women they all look like me but I am told I am different less Mexican less poor American thus worth more different yet all I can see are all the eerie similarities they all worked like I do so many last seen going to or coming from work at US corporate owned maquiladoras but I'm told this isn't an American issue and I'm lucky here on the safe side safe yet not quite out of earshot of distant cries of families searching ditches and roadsides bearing snapshot after snapshot of my brown eyes ”—Amalia Ortiz, Women of Juárez
How Romney's father arrived in the US from Mexico
Thousands of American Mormons were welcomed in El Paso, Texas as they fled Mexico by train in 1912.
The train arrived to El Paso, Texas at midnight on a hot summer’s night. Hundreds of refugees — women and children — had come, fleeing the threat of violence during the Mexican Revolution. The year was 1912 and one of the passengers was George Romney, late governor of Michigan and father of future presidential candidate Mitt Romney. George was 5 years old.