Karen: a women who works at tres Mariposas, is an immigrant from Haiti. She shared with us some experiences from her time in the Dominican Republic and also her travels from Hati. Her husband came to the DR first, to find a job. She came a year later with her children. She shared with us one story of a day she was in her home when immigration came in and took her and her children back to Haiti. There had been a rumor that a domincan was killed by a Haitian person so Karen ands her children were pulled from their home, while her husband Johnny was at work. Once they crossed the border into hati, she bought a phone card and called her husband to tell her what had happened. She had to stay Haiti for six months before she was able to come back into the DR. I could not imagine being pulled from my home and taken away, back to a country that I ran from. She mentioned that if they had enough money that she would want to move back to Haiti, because of the racism she faces here. Hearing and watching here tell us this story first hand made me so sad for the situation that she and her family is in. I was so sad to be leaving my childhood home and moving a town over this year, I couldn't imagine going through what Karen went through. As a future teacher we may have children of immigrants or refugees in our classroom. This experienced help me realize that every child and family has a different story and have had have encountered different experiences.