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From Cuba to Capitol Hill: One RNC staffer's journey to the US


Added 10-09-17 01:23:02am EST - “Yali Nunez's journey to Capitol Hill was long and harrowing, but she's found the American Dream.” - Washingtonexaminer.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtonexaminer.com: “From Cuba to Capitol Hill: One RNC staffer's journey to the US”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

For more than 10 years, Yali Nunez has kept the backpack. It's small and black, with three pockets, so it doesn't take up much room.

She keeps it because that little Mike Mike backpack is a constant reminder of a monumental change in her life.

Nunez bought the backpack in Honduras when she and her family arrived there in 2003, and it has traveled from there to Guatemala, across the country's northern border into Mexico, and, finally, to the United States.

Nunez wore the black leather backpack when she, along with her father and mother, made the journey after fleeing Cuba in 2003. It was one of only two bags the family could carry with them during the second leg of their trip from Guatemala, through Mexico, and, finally, to the United States.

Several years later, when working as a reporter for Univision, Nunez retraced her journey for a story and wore the backpack again.

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