I work in a bar in Mexico City, where a large majority of my co-workers are women.
In addition to being paid $7.50 an hour, they have to work 12 hours a day, seven days a week.
I often struggle to find a job, but my bosses are always welcoming and supportive.
But now that I’m in the United States, I’m starting to feel more alone.
This is my first time in the US, and I’m not alone.
We are, in fact, a new breed of immigrant workers.
This article originally appeared in the November 2017 issue of FourFourtwo.